THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT AND MODERN WINES. Alexander HENDERSON.

THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT AND MODERN WINES

London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1824. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (8-1/4" x 10-5/8"); xvi, 408 pages. Bound in contemporary polished calf leather with marbled endpapers, a gilt-lettered morocco spine label with a royal monogram in the top spine panel, but the front board is missing. An important and comprehensive early work on the history of wine, illustrated with woodcut vignettes and charts. Chapters on many aspects of wine including ancient wine cellars, wines of various countries, dietetic and medical qualities of wine, and much more. With 10 appendices and an index. Foxing to endpapers but text is quite clean with wide margins. Spine leather is dry affecting the royal monogram, which we have been unable to identify, but the spine label is in very nice condition. The main defect is the missing front cover. Very Good. Item #019724

Price: $500.00

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