Lot 84 of 373:
Secrets of Distilling, 1933  

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The Secrets of the Liquor Merchant Revealed or the Art of Manufacturing the Various Kinds and Qualities of Brandies Whiskies Gins Rums Bitters Wines Cordials Syrups Etc. By the Use of the Different Essential Oils Essences Extracts Coloring Etc.
Fogelsonger, M.I.
Washington, D.C.
Mark Green & Bros.

Quarto, original pebbled navy cloth, original dust jacket.

First published in 1898, this book has long been coveted by distillers, for learning how to create "liquors, cordials and other spiritous beverages by mixing carefully prepared essential oils and essences with spirits and other fundamental ingredients." Gabler, 94-5. Amerine, Bibliography 1423.

Lot Amendments
Chipping to jacket spine ends, pieces of jacket lacking from upper rear panel, soiling to jacket, otherwise fine in very good, scarce jacket.
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