HAND-BOOK OF WINES, PRACTICAL, THEORETICAL, AND HISTORICAL; WITH A DESCRIPTION OF FOREIGN SPIRITS AND LIQUERS.

New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1852. xii,327pp. Octavo. Publisher's brown cloth, decorated in blind, lettered in gilt. Old dampmark affects the lower fore-quadrant of the boards and textblock, toe of spine worn; if it were not for the tidemark from the damp, a very good, sound copy. Item #WRCLIT82449

First edition. Inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet: "... with the author's respects, New York 24 April [illegible]." Gabler denotes this as "probably the first consumer-oriented wine book published...." GABLER 30520. AMERINE & BORG 2272.

Price: $100.00