BARNARD, Alfred. The Noted Breweries of Great Britain and Ireland. London, Sir Joseph Causton & Sons, .
4to. Original cloth with bevelled edges, richly decorated and lettered in gilt, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt; pp. xvi, , 459, [36, illustrated advertisements], highly illustrated throughout, apart from minimal rubbing to extremeities anda few very light spots, a very good copy.
First edition, volume one of intended three (four where realized) of an important and sought-after work. The brewries described in this volume are Guinness at St. James Gate, Dublin; Bass and Co.; Allsopp and Sons; Truman, Hanbury, Buxton and Co.; Barclay, Perkins and Co.; Combe and Co.; Anchor Brewery; Abbey Brewery; Watney and Co.; Mann, Crossman & Paulin; Worthington and Co. and Crown Maltings. 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.