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Facts About Sherry - Henry Vizetelly

1876 - Ward, London - First Edition
A rare first edition of this firsthand account of Vizetelly’s three-month visit to the sherry districts of southern Spain. Illustrated with sixteen full-page engravings and numerous sketches. With 14 pages of publishers adverts to front and rear including endpapers, original yellow pictorial card boards bound in.

‘This is an interesting book not only because it tells us about sherry, but because of what it tells us about the people, their customs, and their problems. We are told how the vineyards are patrolled by armed guards; the kidnapping for ransom of wealthy vintners; the seductive movements of a gypsy dance; the shooting of prisoners under the pretense of an attempt to escape, and the taste of the wines.‘ - Gabler,
Wine into Words. 
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Price HK$ 4,500



1910 - William Heinemann, London - Edition de luxes, each one limited to 1, 150 copies signed by Rackham
A magnificent set of the large deluxe vellum editions.

Wagner’s ‘Trilogy, with a Prelude’, his libretti for
The Ring of Niblung cycle, stunningly illustrated by Arthur Rackham, featuring sixty-four beautiful tipped-in colour plates each with descriptive tissue guards, and twenty-three black and white drawings across two volumes.

Translated from the German into English by Margaret Armour.
 
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Price HK$ 42,000



 
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