[BARNARD, Alfred]. The Maltings, Great Grimsby. [London, Sir Joseph Causton & Sons, c. 1890].
4to. Original full calf, richly decorated and lettered in gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; pp. 40, highly illustrated throughout, apart from a few very light spots, a fine copy.
First edition, of an addendum to Barnard's sought-after and rare four-volume work Noted Breweries of Great Britain & Ireland (cover title of this publication; however, not part of the Noted Breweries), dealing with the malt industry in Grimsby. Alfred Barnard, after having wisited 162 Whiskey disitilleries in Britain in order to publish a book, embarked on a similar tour on breweries, which resulted in the work, of which separate printings of certain chapters have been produced, usually for the owners and sharholders of the businesses. - What Grimsby had was certainly not a micro-brewery; the malt industry was impressive, with companies running their own steamers for barley import. No. 1 Malting 'is by far the largest of any malting floor that we have seen in the couse of our travels,' Barnard pays his respect on p. 35.