1833 · Quedlinburg & Leipzig
by [Fermentation/Distillation; Anonymous / F.W. Gutsmuths]
Quedlinburg & Leipzig: G. Basse, 1833. Octavo (17.5 x 12 cm.), 80; 44 pages; with the addition of 12 pages and 4 pages respectively, of contemporary hand-written notes in German. Second, Improved Edition; First Edition. Two works bound as one. The first consists of a general guide to making all kinds of vinegars from different sources and for differing purposes. Domestic and commercial production of these useful ferments are discussed, including unusual applications, e.g., as perfume bases. The second part is a complement to the first item in that the author discusses the production of various sources for initiating fermentation especially those utilized in alcoholic distillation. Overall age-toning and some stains. The last four pages of advertisements of the second item removed at binding. In contemporary paste paper boards. Worn at extremities, paper spine label partially worn away. Good or a bit better. A small (attractive) nineteenth century ownership stamp on a blank portion of the title page of the first item. Neat ownership signature to front fly, "Ex Libris [m...] Schmitt". Additional pencil ownership inscription to front paste down, locating the book in Harrisburg, Penn. The autograph notes are bound in place (with additional blanks), after each item. Rare. [OCLC locates no copies of the first part, and just seven copies of the second, none in North America].
(Inventory #: 7019)