Monzert’s Practical Distiller. An exhaustive 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 Methods 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 Percentages, Specific Gravity, Etc. and A Complete Description of the French Apparatus for the Production of Pure Alcohol by Continuous Distillation and Rectification. - Leonard Monzert 1889 - Dick & Fitzgerald, New York - First Edition The first edition of this early and popular American treatise on distilling, illustrated with eighteen full page diagrams, and two smaller in-text diagrams.

As can be noted from the title, this is a comprehensive little work. Covering all aspects of spirits, malting, fermentation and distillation, as well as the numerous resulting liquors, from Whiskey, Wheat Whiskey, Rye Whiskey and Corn Whiskey to Gin, Rum and Arrack.
  Provenance: Contemporary ownership inscription of A. D. Davidson of Salem, Oregon dated March 1 1898.

Reference: Buxton & Hughes,
The Science and Commerce of Whisky 44.

First edition with last three lines of title page showing - ‘New York: Dick & Fitzgerald. London: Trübner & Company. All Rights Reserved’. Later issues showed the following instead, on the last four lines - ‘Fitzgerald Publishing Corporation. Successor to Dick & Fitzgerald. 18 Vesey St, New York.’ The later edition also removed ‘E. O. Jenkins’ Son, Printer. New York.’ from the copyright page. First edition includes 12 page’s of ‘Dick & Fitzgerald Publisher’s ads, the later edition only had 4 pages of ‘Fitzgerald Publishing, Corp.’ ads.

Octavo (book size 19 x 13 cm), pp. [2] 156 [12 (publisher’s ads)] [2]. Publisher’s burgundy cloth, lettered and lined in gilt to spine and front board, black decorated boarder and ‘Price $3.00’ in gilt to front board, pale yellow endpapers, all edges trimmed.
  Condition: Fine in very good cloth, with light rubbing to corners and area of damp stain to rear board not affecting endpapers.   Ref: 109313   Price: HK$ 2,500