"THE PURER THE SPIRITS THE BETTER WILL THE PRODUCT BE": FOGELSONGER'S SECRETS OF THE LIQUOR MERCHANT REVEALED
FOGELSONGER, M.I. The Secrets of the Liquor Merchant Revealed. Washington: Mark Green & Bros., 1933. Quarto, original pebbled navy cloth, original dust jacket. $485.
Scarce 1933 edition of Fogelsonger's virtually unobtainable 1898 classic, featuring recipes for using select essences, extracts and oils to create liquors, cordials, wines and much more.
This is a fascinating turn-of-the century guide, long prized by distillers, for creating "liquors, cordials and other spiritous beverages by mixing carefully prepared essential oils and essences with spirits and other fundamental ingredients." First published in 1898. Gabler, 94-5. Amerine, Bibliography 1423.
Book very nearly fine, dust jacket extremely good with only light wear and soiling. A desirable copy.