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People have been brewing beer for thousands of years Written records date ales as far back as 4000 BC. Here are books on the science and high art of brewing through the ages.



Café Royal Cocktail Book by Tarling, W.J. [compiler]

London: Pall Mall Ltd, 1937. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Carter, Frederick. 8vo. "Coronation Edition". Unpaginated. Original blue cloth. Scarce signature and inscription by Tarling, W.J. on f.f. endpaper. Edges slightly rubbed with light bumping …

From Minotavros Books

CA$2,000.00


La nouvelle maison rustique, ou, Économie generale de tous les biens de campagne : la maniere de les entretenir & de les multiplier by LIGER, Louis

1749 Liger Rustic House Bees Beekeeping Hunting Wine Cuisine Maison Rustique 2v Louis Liger was a prominent 17th-century French writer known for his works on flora and fauna. He is chiefly remembered for his major work 'Nouvelle Maison Rustique,' or 'The…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$599.00


The Complete Economical Cook and Frugal Housewife by Mary Holland

Title continued: "...Also, Trussing & Carving; preparing soups, gravies, sauces, made dishes, potting, pickling, &c. With directions for pastry and confectionery. Likewise the art of making British wines, brewing, baking, gardening, &c." Rebound brown hal…

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA

$260.00


Modern Domestic Cookery, And useful Receipt Book, adapted for Families in the Middling and Gentel Ranks of Life, with a Complete Family Physician. Instructions for Making British Wines, Brewing, Baking, &c.,&c by Hammond, Elizabeth

London: Dean & Munday, 1820. Duodecimo, iv + 288 pages. Illustrated frontispiece and four engraved plates. Third edition, probable second printing. The book sports two title pages, one dated 1819 and one 1820, which leads us to presume that the printer j…

From Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink

$350.00


Traité pratique de la Fabrication des Bières et du Maltage des Grains. Accompagé d'un Traité pratique de Législation fiscale a l'usage des brasseurs by PUVREZ-BOURGEOIS, J

Lille,: Chez L'Auteur,, 1878.. 2 volumes in one: vi, 294; [iv], 192 pp. Large 8vo (17 x 24,5 cm.). Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine with 4 raised bands, in compartments gilt lettered (slightly rubbed; corners of front side slightly b…

From Sylco bvba livres anciens - antiquarian books

€147.49


A New System of Domestic Cookery; by By a lady" [Maria Eliza Rundell]

1/2 Brown morocco over marbled boards; 5 raised bands and gilt particulars to spine. Deckle edges. Black and white illustrations throughout. [xx], xxx, 354 pp. 4 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches…

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA

$260.00


The Art of Brewing. Part I & Part II. (Complete) by [Booth, David] Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

London: Baldwin & Craddock, 1829. Two slim volumes. Octavos, 32 pages + 4 ads; & 32 pages 2 ads. With six steel engraved illustrations of equipment in the text, and additional charts and tables. A practical explanation of brewing ingredients, equipment a…

From Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink

$500.00


A TREATISE ON THE ART OF BREWING. Exhibiting the London Practice of Brewing, Porter, Brown, Stout, Ale, Table Beer, and Various Other Kinds of Malt Liquors by ACCUM. FREDRICK. (Friedrich Christian)

Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown. London. 1820. FIRST EDITION. 12mo. (7.7 x 4.7 inches). xiv, 268pp, xxiv of publishers adverts. Hand coloured copper engraved frontis and title page by W. Read. Tissue guard to frontis is torn, without loss, to the ma…

From Paul Foster Books

£1,200.00


Chemical Studies of American Barleys and Malts by J. A. Le Clerc and Robert Wahl

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Chemistry , 1909. RARE First Edition, 1909 -NOT A REPRINT-. Issued April 24, 1909, Bulletin No. 124. 75 pp. Near Fine, in original printed wrappers, a few small chips. The perfect gift for the m…

From Dale Steffey Books

$150.00


The Bottling of English Beers by Hartely, Arthur

London: The Brewing Trade Review, 1906. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. In Very Good condition. Rubbing and light edge wear to cloth. Previous owner inscription penned to front paste down. Foxing to pages throughout, though heavier a…

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

$400.00


STRONG DRINK AND TOBACCO SMOKE: THE STRUCTURE, GROWTH, AND USES OF MALT, HOPS, YEAST AND TOBACCO by Prescott, Henry P

New York: William Wood & Co., 1870. xii,71,[1]pp. plus 11 plates, 10 of them with facing descriptive text leaves, and 55,[1]pp. terminal catalogue. Large octavo. Brick red cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Engraved frontis. Spine extremities a…

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$175.00


The Gentleman’s Magazine: and historical Chronicle volume XXXI by URBAN, Sylvanus [Edward Cave]

1761 1ed Egyptian Mummies St Malo Raid Atlas MAPS Beer Brewing Ceylon Sri Lanka The Gentleman's Magazine was an English periodical which first appeared in 1731. It was published without interrupt for nearly 200 years and was the first of its kind to use t…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$750.00


Advice to the Privileged Orders in the Several States of Europe by BARLOW, Joel

1793 Joel Barlow Privileged Orders French Revolution Thomas Paine + Beer Brewing Joel Barlow was an important 18th-century American diplomat who wrote several controversial treatises and pamphlets in which he supported the French Revolution. One such wor…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$750.00


The Bottling Of English Beers by Arthur Hartley

London: The Brewing Trade Review, 1906. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Exceptionally scarce. In VG order throughout bar foxing to block edge and early/late pages. Small neat stamp of The Lion B…

From Journobooks

£250.00


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