THE CURIOSITIES OF ALE AND BEER: An Entertaining History (Illustrated with over Fifty Quaint Cuts)

London: Field & Tuerr, The Leadenhall Press, & C.; Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co., [1886]. First edition. Hardcover. Original full vellum with gilt-titled spine and front board, deckle edges; xii, 449, 8 (ads) pp.; engraved frontispiece and title page illustration, many engraved illustrations in the text, royal octavo. Vellum scuffed and stained, splitting at joints (though holding tightly), foxing to first and last few leaves. Good. Item #20426

Author's presentation copy with inscription on front free endpaper: "As presented by the Author, Sept. 1886."

Price: $400.00

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