London: Houlston and Wright, 1862. Early edition. Cf. Gabler G18050, for the 1855 edition. 108 pp. "Management of Wine", pp 15 - 31; "Brewing Beer", pp. 32 - 63. Frontispiece of dinner party table setting; 3 "Bills of Fare", pp. 92 - 94. 6-3/8" x 4". Pebbled terra-cotta cloth covering stiff-stock boards. Bright yellow eps. Well worn, with expected signs of extensive use. At some point in its past, the binding exposed to moisture, though not extensively so. Numberous gutter breaks. Bookplate. A Good copy of this uncommon book. Item #48774
A popular work from this publisher that was published in numerous editions during the second half of the 19th C. Research suggests the work first appeared in 1855, with OCLC recording just a single holding of this 1862 edition. At the time of cataloguing, we see no other copies on the market.
Provenance: ex-libris Hugo William Koehler (July 19, 1886 – June 17, 1941), "United States Navy Commander secret agent and socialite. Following the First World War, he served as an Office of Naval Intelligence and State Department operative in Russia during its civil war, and later as naval attaché to Poland. He was rumored to be the illegitimate son of the Crown Prince of Austria and to have assisted the Romanovs in fleeing Russia following the revolution of 1917. He was awarded the Navy Cross for his service during World War I..." [Wiki].