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(Beverages) Emerson, Edward R. Beverages, Past and Present: An Historical Sketch of their Production, together with a Study of the Customs Connected with their Use.

2 vols. Maroon cloth, spines lettered in gilt, jackets, slipcase. First Edition. NY: G.P. Putnam's, 1908.
An incredible compilation of beverage histories from every country in the world. Tea in Ceylon, coffee in Java, beer (tullah) in Ethiopia, wine (tempu) in Zanzibar, soubye in Turkey, ancient Roman intoxicants, whisky punch in Ireland, pineapple rum in the West Indies, and on and on. Quite an amazing set; very good in fair, broken slipcase. Unopened.



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