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Lot 2030: Leonard Monzert MONZERT'S PRACTICAL DISTILLER 1889 Antique Treatise Construction & Operation Of Stills Tables Of Percentage Full-Page IllustrationsPlatinum House
December 9, 2012
Ithaca, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Monzert's Practical Distiller: An Executive Treatise on the Art of Distilling and Rectifying Spirituous Liquors and Alcohol, Giving Directions for Constructing and Operating the Stills and Their Appurtenances in Present Use: A New Process of Distillation Free from Fusel Oil; The Best Method for Distilling Essential Oils, Extracts, Flavorings, Etc. ; The Most Modern Appliances for the Manufacture of Vinegar; The Formation and Properties of Alcohol, with Other Valuable Information for Distillers, Compounders and Liquor Dealers, Including Tables of Percentage, Specific Gravity, Etc. A Complete Description of the French Apparatus for the Production of Pure Alcohol by Continuous Distillation and Rectification.
Author: Leonard Monzert
City: New York
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 156 oages plus 12 unnumbered pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth over beveled boards, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is cracked at front hinge. Blank preliminary page and title page are detached. Pencil annotations appear at top of front pastedown. Previous owner'sname is signed at top of front flyleaf, with small newspaper clipping entitled "Test for the Presence of Wood Alcohol" pasted to lower half of the same. Several pages display smudging. Contains full-page illustrations.
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