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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. Hard Cover. 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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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


Giant Alcohol; or, Talks With the Young on the Science of Temperance by Spiers, William

London: Robert Culley. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo. N.d. [Ca. 1915] Early edition. Orig. green cloth with colour illustrations on front cover and spine, 160pp. In-text illustrations. School prize plate on front pastedown (dated 1917), edges foxed, light r...

From Minotavros 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


A Diction. by Weston, Heather

London:: Heather Weston,, 2004.. Open Numbered Edition. The book utilizes the page shape of a pint glass, and by doing this, the angled unfolding of the book’s monologue creates a full circle when open that carries the visual and structural metaphor...

From Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC


Nouvelle Pratique des maladies aiguës, et de toutes celles qui dépendent de la fermentation des liquers. by TAUVRY, Daniel

1698 1ed Liquor Alcohol Fermentation Tauvry Medicine Disease Cures WINE Beer One of the best and most thorough medical treatises on practical uses and healing properties of wine, beer, and fermented liquors. Daniel Tauvry was a relatively unknown French...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Observations on a Bill to Permit the General Sale of Beer, by Retail in England, Most Respectfully Submitted to the Members of the House of Commons by A Country Brewer

London: W. Sears, 1830. Pamphlet. Octavo, 16 pages. A response to the impending Beer Act of 1830, from a Country Brewer. The Beer Act would open brewing and cider making up to all householders who paid a modest fee, and the existing brewers, all license...

From Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink


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...

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