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"People have been brewing beer for thousands of years! Written records date ales as far back as 4000 BC. Find rare books, art, and ephemera on brewing beer, storing beer, and of course, enjoying beer, curated by our professional booksellers.

THE COUNTRY-MANS RECREATION, or the Art of Planting, Grassing, and Gardening in Three Books... Hereunto is Likewise Added the ART of ANGLING. by BARKER, Thomas.:

London, printed by T. Mabb for William Shears, [and William Hunt for the Expert Gardener], and are to be sold at the signe of the Bible in St. Pauls Church-yard, near the little North door, 1654. & 1653.. The first declaring divers waies of Planting, an…

From Roger Middleton


POMONA HEREFORDIENSIS, containing coloured engravings of OLD CIDER and PERRY FRUITS of Herefordshire. With such New Fruits as have been found to possess superior excellence. by KNIGHT, Thomas Andrew. President of the Horticultural Society of London.:

London, Printed for the Agricultural Society of Herefordshire, by W. Bulmer and Co. and sold by W. Hooker, 1811.. Accompanied with a Descriptive Account of each Variety. FIRST EDITION 1811. 4to, approximately 310 x 240 mm, 12 x 9½ inches, 30 fine hand …

From Roger Middleton


THE COUNTRY-MANS RECREATION, or the Art of Planting, Grassing, and Gardening in Three Books. by BARKER, Thomas, Reginald Scot (Scott), Leonard Mascall

London, printed by B. Allsop and T. Favvcet for Michael Young, and are to be sold at his shop in Bedford-street in Coven-garden neere the New Exchange, 1640. The first declaring divers waies of Planting, and Graffing, and the best times of the year, with …

From Roger Middleton


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, printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose in Pater-noster-Row, 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 …

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


SAMUEL HARTLIB HIS LEGACY OF HUSBANDRY. Wherein are bequeathed to the common-wealth of England, not onely Braband, and Flanders, but also many more outlandish and domestick experiments and secrets (of Gabriel Plats and others) by HARTLIB, Samuel.:

London, printed by J. M.[acock]. for Richard Wodnothe, in Leaden-hall Street next to the Golden-Hart, 1655.. never heretofore divulged in reference to universal husbandry. With a table shewing the general contents or sections of the several augmentations…

From Roger Middleton


The London and Country Brewer. Containing the whole art of brewing all sorts of malt-liquors ... In three parts. To which is added, A supplement. By a person formerly concerned in a publick brewhouse in London. The sixth edition... [Price five shillings bound in Calf.] by [Ellis, William]; "A person formerly concerned in a publick brewhouse in London

London: Printed for T. Astley; and Sold by R. Baldwin, jun. at the Rose in Pater Noster Row, 1750. Octavo (20 x 12.3 cm.), [8], 332, [4] pages. Illustrated with vignettes and initials. Index. In four parts, each with its own title, but with register and …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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