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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.


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



And necessary instructions for the making and maintenance thereof, with notes and rules for reformation of all abuses, commonly practised therein, very necessary and expedient for all men to have, which in any wise have to doe with Hoppes. FOURTH EDITION ...

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. 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


Études sur la bière : ses maladies, causes qui la provoquent, procédé pour la rendre inaltérable avec une théorie nouvelle de la fermentation by PASTEUR, Louis

1876 1st ed Louis Pasteur Study of BEER Fermentation Microbiology Biere FrenchAn incredibly rare first edition of Pasteur's famous treaty on the ills of beer contamination and germ theory!Louis Pasteur was one of the most famous 19th-century French scient...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare 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


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


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


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...

From Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink


The Bottling Of English Beers by Arthur Hartley

London: The Brewing Trade Review, 1906. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Exceptionally scarce. In VG order throughout bar foxing to block edge and early/late pages. Small neat stamp of The Lion B...

From Journobooks


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...

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