Facts About Sherry, Gleaned in the Vineyards and Bodegas of the Jerez, Seville, Moguer, & Montilla Districts During the Autumn of 1875 - 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.
  These initial reports were published in the Pall Mall Gazette and subsequently revised and expanded in this book.

Reference: Gabler,
Wine into Words G40310.

Small octavo (book size 19.5 x 13 cm) pp. [6 (advertisements)] 108 [6 (advertisements)]. Front and back are the original illustrated card boards with advertisements as pastedowns, bound into later brown cloth and new endpapers.
  Condition: Very good plus, rubbing to bound in boards, in fine cloth.   Ref: 105497   Price: HK$ 4,500