1949 1749-1949 The Seven Ages of Justerini's
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Ode to Justerini and Brooks, Britain's oldest continuous fine wine and spirits merchant, founded in 1747 and awarded the Royal Warrant by every British monarch since King George III in 1761. Presented in celebration of the Bicentenary of the company. The first edition.
Signed by the author Dennis Wheatley, prolific writer of thrillers and occult novels, best selling author worldwide in the 1930s through to the 1960s.
Here he traces the history of Justerini and Brooks from their foundation through to contemporary times and partners, with notes on their wines and spirits and recipes for making home-made liqueurs and wines, hot and cold punches, possets, cups, cocktails, &c.
Illustrated with coloured illustration to front board as well as seven full page plates in black and white. Collated, complete.
In the original publisher's full paper vellum binding. Externally sound with minor shelf wear, boards and spine only lightly marked, back strip gently darkened. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean.
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