First edition of Simon’s history of wine drinking throughout the 18th century in England. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, frontispiece. In very good condition.
An influential figure in the English wine trade, French-born wine merchant André Simon was a prolific writer, his most distinctive book being The History of the Wine Trade in England from Roman Times to the End of the 17th Century, published in three volumes between 1906 and 1909. Bottlescrew days contains chapters on Queen Anne and the Georges, The Wines of France, Wine Glasses and Wine Bottles, Wine Labels and Bottlescrews, and Drinking Songs and Toasts.