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Restaurants, Dancings, Cafes, Bars

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Paris was transformed by the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes of 1925. This portfolio of black and white photographs documents interiors and facades of popular Parisian dining and entertaining establishments. The new Paris, as created by the most prominent architects and decorators of the time, such as Charles Siclis, Pierre Patout, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Louis Sognot, and Maurice Dufrêne, among other notables, is represented in this volume.

The Curiosities of Ale & Beer

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In the words of the author himself, this tome is responsible for "the bringing to light of many curious facts, so far as I am aware, never before noticed" about the role of ale and beer in the history of mankind. Starting in ancient Egypt, Bickerdyke traces the evolution of beer and brewing up through the late 1800s.

A Treatise on Brewing

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Intended for both professional and home-brewers, in an era when most people did brew their own, this book was in such demand that it stayed in print for decades through the early 1800s and has become a classic in the history of brewing.  This copy is the 3rd edition, published in 1802.

How to Mix Drinks

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Collecting and standardizing what had been until then a hodge-podge of oral traditions and regional customs, this was the first recipe book for mixed drinks published in the United States.  Jeremiah Thomas (1830-1885) was a bartender who owned various saloons in New York City and worked in others in California (during the Gold Rush), St.

Essays on the Malt Liquor Question

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This pamphlet was published for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876.  Following an introduction that describes and illustrates the several halls of the exposition, it focuses on the Brewers’ Industrial Exhibition building featured in a full-page frontispiece.  The brewers may well have required and deserved their own large and elaborate building, as the text tells us that their exhibition featured not only the making of beer, ale, etc.

English Table Glass

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Percy Bate was born in Manchester in 1868.  In addition to English Table Glass, he authored several books on portraiture and other forms of art.  He was Secretary of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and later Director of Aberdeen Municipal Art Gallery and Museum.  In English Table Glass, he uses photographs and descriptions to highlight many examples from spirit glasses to candlesticks.  Bate covers table glass from the 16th through the 18th century, but some of his advice—such as how to identify fakes—applies to researchers and collectors tod