Publisher: Duckworth, London;
Date of Publication: 1926
Stock Code: 8545
FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. 272. Monochrome frontispiece and 50 further plates. Publisher’s rose boards with embossed titles to upper board and gilt titles to spine. Light sunning to spine and minor bruise to lower corner; foxing to page block edges. Bookplate to pdep. A Very Good copy.
FIRST EDITION with bookplate of Sir Gervase Beckett, British banker and Conservative politician, and father-in-law of Anthony Eden. Comprehensive history of wine drinking in the 18th century, centred around the effect the invention of the corkscrew (bottlescrew) had on wine-drinking habits.
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