Inns, ales and drinking customs of old England.
London: Bracken Books, 1994. Foreword: Paul Jennings. Reprint. VG col illus p/b with white lettering. 13.5cms x 21.25cms, 392pp. 40pp b/w plates. 34 chaps. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 402g. 1851700692. (Book ref. 2716) £4.00
Cocktails & snacks.
London: Ward Lock, 1983. Reprint. VG grey cloth h/b with silver lettering to spine; Good+ col illus d/w with white lettering, not pc, some tears & stain. 21cms x 28cms, 96pp. B/w illus & col plates. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 704g. 0706362047. (Book ref. 2710) £4.00
Drink. An informal social history.
London: Bantam, 1995. 1st. Nr fine/VG dk blue cloth h/b with gilt lettering to spine; VG+ white d/w with col illus & red/black lettering, not pc or chipped. 16cms x 24cms, 401pp. "Cultural, social & political influences that determine what we choose to drink, where we choose to drink it, & with whom." Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 736g. 0593035100. (Book ref. 2737) £7.00
London ; Whitbread and Co. Ltd 1951. Incorporating the Brewer's A rt. Describes the growth of the Chiswell Street premises and the colourful personalities connected with two centuries of progress.Whitbreads was established in 1942.B/w and colour illustrations. 92pp inc index.19cm x 12cm Text and boards VG [last page small closed tear] Cover sl torn at top and marked. (Book ref. 1361) £6.00
London: The Women's Press, 1979. First U.K. Edition. Paperback. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0704338335 A tour de force about lesbianism and alcoholism, fat and feminism, rape and race, love and lovers, hot flashes and much more. An unread copy. (Book ref. 016125) £6.99
REPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS ON INTEMPERANCE
London.: House of Commons, 1877. FIRST REPORT. iii + 351pp. Folio. Blue paper wrappers. Wrappers worn. British Parliamentary Paper. HL171. together with SECOND REPORT. 1877. HL271. iii + 398pp. Wrappers worn. together with THIRD REPORT. 1877. HL418. xiv + 321pp. together with INDEX TO FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD REPORTS. HL418. 70pp. together with FOURTH REPORT. 1878. HL338. iv + 608pp Wrappers a little chipped. together with INDEX TO FOURTH REPORT. HL338. 82pp. Front wrapper grubby together with REPORTS FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS ON INTEMPERANCE. 1879. Blue paper wrappers. HL113. 103pp. The inquiry covered England, Scotland & Ireland and examined the manner in which habits of itemperance have been affrected by recent legislation. Whilst the 1869 act had reduced the number of beer-houses (particularly disorderly beer-houses) drunkeness had increased greatly in in the mining districts of the North of England and southern Scotland during 5 or 6 years of increasing prosperity. ) (Book ref. 157262) £120.00
HOGARTH'S PROGRESS . A Harlot's Progress. The Rake's Progress. The Four Stages of Cruelty, Beer Street , Gin Lane, Industry and Idleness , Marriage - a - La Mode.
London: Common Ground Ltd., 1949. iIllustrated Card. Very Good. Paperback Introduced by Michael Alexander, the entire series of Hogarths Print series, listed in the title, All are illustrated with notes on each. The Introduction includes a note on The Reverend John Trusler who wrote the notes for the first editions. Very Good copy. (Book ref. 009020) £4.80
Typed Letter Signed ('Blyth.') to the Literary Editor of 'The Daily Graphic'.
28 September 1921; on letterhead of 33 Portland Place, London, W1. 4to, 1 p. Twenty lines of text. Clear and complete. On aged and creased paper, with slight wear to extremities. Minor traces of previous mount adhering to reverse. He has been 'fully occupied with communications and messages', and 'being somewhat of an invalid and compelled to husband my resources', he must decline the 'friendly suggestion that I should supplement my letter in "The Times" on Cheaper Postage by a contribution to the "Daily Graphic." ' The final two paragraphs (twelve lines) explain the 'deep interest in the "Daily Graphic" ' he has always taken ('Mr Thomas was an intimate friend of mine previous to its inception'). He finds that there has been a 'great improvement in the general "get up" of the paper during the past year or two'. Concludes with an anecdote concerning 'a grandson of mine' and the newspaper. (Book ref. 8680) £35.00
STILLING THE GRUMBLING HIVE
Stroud, Gloucestershire: Sutton, 1992 Hardback in black, gilt to spine in two colour pictorial jacket. Size octavo: 8¾”x5½” 220x140mm. liv,170 pages Long Introduction and seven papers. With notes to each and index. Subtitled: The Response to Social and Economic Problems in England, 1689-1750. Book handles like new but top edge marked, one small tear in jacket. ISBN: 0-7509-0144-6. Moral decay and official reaction following the Glorious Revolution. (Book ref. 7591) £95.00
Karl Fedorovich Gin 1830-1877.
. Hardback. Monografiya. 124pp text, 85 plates (8 coloured) & ills. in text, Riga 1955. VG (Book ref. HALL086521) £35.00
THE MUCH-LAMENTED DEATH OF MADAM GENEVA The Eighteenth-Century Gin Craze
London, Review 2002 8vo hardback with d/w, pp354, indexed, illus with b/w plates. VG/VG. (SHELF 51) ISBN: 0747235457 NOTE: Heavy Books will require special shipping arrangements. (Book ref. 22074) £13.00
REPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS ON INTEMPERANCE
London.: House of Commons, 1879. 103pp. Folio. Rebound in card covers.. British Parliamentary Paper. HC113. Much on history of licensing laws. (Book ref. 155700) £40.00
The Gin Book
Quiller Press, 1989 First Edition 133pp, pictorial laminated hardback, inscr, Fine copy. The history of gin, with a section on cocktails and gin cookery. (Book ref. 45248) £15.00
Gin and Bitters [Second Impression]
Andrew Dakers,  8vo., Second Impression, title faintly spotted, some light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; black cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dust wrapper. Published seven months after the first edition. dust wrapper artwork by Treyer Evans. (Book ref. 17461) £5.00
THE YOUNG AND LONELY KING ... First Edition, by author of GIN & BITTERS, EMBER IN THE ASHES, THE QUESTING BEAST, FAREWELL TO THE WHITE COCKADE, FROM THE SNARE OF THE HUNTERS, and A WIND THROUGH THE HEATHER, .
Published by Frederick Muller, London 1969; First Reprint, 1970. Hard cover, black cloth, large crown 8vo . Condition: VG-, ex-library, in VG price-intact dust jacket, in plastic protector (dual price 35/- / £1.75p). RARE: no other example found on internet at time of listing. Weight 600g. (Book ref. 5721) £68.50
TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD, 1897-1898. SUPPLEMENT containing the REPORT of the MEDICAL OFFICER for 1897-1898.
London: HMSO, 1898. xxvi + 344pp. Folio. Illustd. black/white photographic Plates. Coloured Maps/Plans some fold out. Top gilt edging. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary paper. C.-8953. Extensive reporting on outbreaks of disease at home and abroad plus pathological advancements. See Keywords for some of the Reports covered. Comprehensive. A very clean copy. N.B. a heavy item. 1.2 kgs unpacked weight. Please inquire as to post/packing. (Book ref. 153760) £40.00
THE PRACTICAL DISTILLER; or an Introduction to Making Whiskey, Gin, Brandy, Spirits, &c. &c; of Better Quality and in Larger Quantities than produced by the present Mode of Distilling, from the Produce of the United States: Such as Rye, Corn, Buck-Wheat, Apples, Peaches, Potatoes, Pumpions and Turnips. With Directions How to Conduct and Improve the Practical part of Distilling in All It's Branches. Together with Directions for Purifying, clearing and Colouring Whiskey, Making Spirits Similar to French Brandy, &c. from the Spirits of Rye, Corn, Apples, Potatoes, &c. &c. And Sundry Extracts of Approved Receipts for Making Cider, Domestic Wines and Beer.
Ohio, USA: Raudins Publishing, 2004 reprint (approx 500 copies) of 1809 edition published by John Wyeth, Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania. (iv) + 184pp. 8x4¾ Short introduction to this edition by Glenn Raudins. The book describes early American distilling practises through the eyes of a practising distiller and contains detailed discussion on techniques for producing rye and corn whiskies. Other topics include apple brandy, peach brandy, Jamaican spirits and spirits made from potatoes. Copies of the original edition are very scarce. Bound in bonded leather with gilt to front cover and spine. VG+. Price includes UK postage. (Book ref. 483) £28.75
Gin and Bitters
Hardback Andrew Dakers 1945 331 All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destinations Cover is marked & book is cocked / Foxing Good (Book ref. 522456) £5.00
Gin and Vodka Assoc. of Great Britain 1994 Small 4to, many ills. Card covers. AS NEW in decorated slipcase. SUMMER SALE = ALL PRICES NOW WITH 30% REDUCTION OFF THE LISTED PRICE (Book ref. 108174) £35.00
Inns, Ales & Drinking Customs of Old England
London: Bracken Books, 1985. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall How many doors were there in Valhalla? What is a fuddling cup? Where is the highest inn in England? What is the origin of the drink punch and what are its ingredients? Full of history, anecdote, quotation, folklore, fact & fancy from the earliest tabernae of Roman Britain right through to Victorian times. HB. Black boards with gilt lettering to spine. Some browning to pages edges only visible when book shut. 392 pages incl. index. DJ unclipped. Book tight and clean. . (Book ref. 002566) £17.00