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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.

VINETUM BRITANNICUM, or a TREATISE OF CIDER and other wines and drinks extracted from fruits growing in this Kingdom. With the method of propagating all sorts of vinous fruit-trees.To which is added, APIARIUM or a Discourse of BEES. by WORLIDGE, John. ISABEL SOMERSET'S COPY.:

For the most expeditious making of CIDER. And also the right way of making METHEGLIN and BIRCH-WINE. The APIARIUM was not included in the FIRST EDITION. SECOND EDITION MUCH ENLARGED 1678. 8vo, approximately 175 x 115 mm, 7 x 4½ inches, engraved frontispi…

From Roger Middleton


THE COMPLEAT CYDERMAN, or, the Present Practice of Raising Plantations of the Best Cyder Apple and Perry-Trees, with the improvemnet of their Excellent Juices. by [ELLIS, William].:

London, R. Baldwin, 1754.. Shewing, I. The Benefit of making Plantations with the right Sort of Cyder Apple and Perry Pear-Trees. II. Of the various Soils, and proper Situations for Plantations of the Hereford and Southams right Cyder Apple and Perry Pea…

From Roger Middleton



Dublin: Printed by A. Rhames, Printer to the Dublin Society, MDCCXXXIII (1733).. PAMPHLET, FIRST EDITION 1733. 8vo, approximately 195 x 115 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, 2 headpieces, a few small text illustrations, pages: [2], 3-79, [1], small ink correction to…

From Roger Middleton


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


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


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


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


The complete family-piece : and, country gentleman, and farmer's best guide : in three parts ... : with a complete alphabetical index to each part by Various

1736 Complete FAMILY Hunting Fishing Cooking Beer Brewing Wine Medicine RARE 'The Complete Family Piece' is a rare, mid-18th-century guide to family living, covering every aspect of rural life including cooking and recipes, medical care, hunting and shoo…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


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


Drunken Barnaby's four journeys to the north of England: In Latin and English metre. Wittily and merrily (tho' an hundred years ago) compos'd; found among some old musty books ... and now at last made publick ; Together with Bessy Bell. by BRATHWAIT, Richard

1723 Drunken Barnaby's Four Journeys Brathwait English Satire Alcohol Wine Beer Richard Brathwait was a 17th-century English poet who is best known for his travel records of his journeys through England entitled 'Barnabae Itinerarium'. More commonly know…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


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


The wine and spirit merchant : a familiar treatise for practical men on the management of wines and spirits in all their varieties by LOFTUS, William R

1880 Wine & Spirit Merchant BEER Brewing Liquor Loftus Viticulture Alcohol 'The Wine and Spirit Merchant' is a late 19th-century instructional manual on managing bars, alcohol, wines and spirts, and brewing beer. It is a compendium of available taps and …

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


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


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…

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