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Every Man His Own Butler. By the author of the "History and Description of Modern Wines."
Whitaker & Co. 1839 - FIRST EDITION. Engr. title. Orig. ribbed purple cloth, illustrated in gilt with a decanter & two wine glasses on a tray; largely faded to brown, spine sl. rubbed at head & tail, signs of label removed from head of spine. Later signature of W. S. Hill on leading f.e.p. A good plus copy. . A guide to the buying, storing and drinking of wine by the journalist and author, Cyrus Redding, 1785-1870. 'The chief thing in the art of drinking wine' Redding wisely writes in his introduction, 'is to keep within those salutary limits which mark the beneficial from the pernicious . This is best done by studying self-respect, and the art of saying "no".' He ends the volume with the 'wine sayings of my uncle': 'Your stomach is your wine-cellar - keep the stock small and cool . Wine of the second bottle is a bad storyteller .'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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