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The Flowing Bowl

Edward Spencer ('Nathaniel Gubbins') Author of 'Cakes and Ale,' etc.


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Ref. 110659   Edition. First Edition

Published By: Grant Richards 1899 (London)

"A treatise on drinks of all kinds and of all periods, interspersed with sundry anecdotes and reminiscences." First edition hardback bound in publisher's original brown cloth, with black embossed pictorial cover and gilt lettering to spine. Top edge gilt, remaining edges rough-trimmed. Small split to top edge of spine, cloth is lifting there just affecting the lettering. Binding rubbed, patches of fading and darkening although not extreme. Edge wear. Spotting to endpapers. Shading to title and facing page, where a newspaper clipping has been kept. Pages lightly and uniformly toned, with infrequent spotting. Advertisements to rear have foxing to lower edge. Overall good condition. 243 + xii pp. Recipes/descriptions include that of 'Apricock Wine'; 'Beer Soup'; 'Rum Booze'; Absinthe; Sake; Vodka and more. A quirky and scarce book.

Book Condition: Good

Size: 8vo

Binding: Hardback

Book Type: Book

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