Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates & Co., 1892. First edition. Hardcover. Very good + condition. Scarce work on tea, the first and only edition published. Written by a Philadelphia tea dealer, contents include: history of tea; geographical distribution; botanical characteristics;cultivation & preparation; classification and description; adulteration and detection; testing & blending; chemical, dietetic and medical properties; world production and consumption; and tea culture, a probable American industry.Small 8vo, -265pp, illustrations. Blue cloth boards, with title in white at front board and at spine. White spine lettering a bit faded at spine, as well as last letter of author's name at front board. Internally clean and bright, without previous owner names.
(Inventory #: 22239)
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