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(Beer) Marchant, W.T., ed. In Praise of Ale or, Songs, Ballads, Epigrams, & Anecdotes relating to Beer, Malt, and Hops, with some curious particulars concerning Ale-Wives and Brewers, Drinking Clubs and Customs.

Brick cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. London: George Redway, 1888.

This 1888 first edition is one of the true classic works on English brewing lore and history. More than 600 pages are filled with fun, fact, and fancy -- all on the subject of beer. Among the 22 chapters are "Carols And Wassail Songs," "Church Ales and Observances," "Scotch Ale Songs," "Royal and Noble Drinkers," Black Beer," "Drinking Vessels," and more. 1" closed tear to margin of p.199, else near fine. 




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