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Penzer, N.M.
THE BOOK OF THE WINE-LABEL, with a Foreword by Andre L. Simon
London: Home & Van Thal, 1947. Tracing the idea of naming a bottle of wine to the ancient world, the author deals in turn with 17th century wine-jugs and the evolution of the silver wine-label, the wine-bottle, and the glass decanter. Includes chapters on Battersea enamels, Sheffield plate, and the classification of designs, as well as an alphabetical list of nearly 500 names of wines, spirits, sauces, flavorings, soft drinks, and medicinal and toilet preparations found on labels. Also contains notes on lesser known wines and an annotated bibliography. Frontispiece, with 27 plates. Octavo. Full burgundy morocco binding by Charles J. Sawyer of London, with five silver wine-labels inset on the front board, five raised bands, and elaborate silver stamping. Faint mustiness to the contents, with some tarnish to the inset wine-labels. Housed in a custom felt-lined burgundy cloth clamshell box. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: johnson rare books & archives, ABAA [Covina, CA, U.S.A.]

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