A Practical Treatise on Brewing, Based on Chemical and Economical Principles; with Formulæ for Public Brewers, and Instructions for Private Families. - William Black 1844 - Longman, London - Third Edition, ‘Much Enlarged and Improved’ A near fine, and unopened copy, of this important and popular treatise, first published in 1835

Folding plate ‘
Delineation of the New Improved Saccharometer’ to the rear.

The
Spectator in it’s review notes that this is ‘A new edition of a book we formerly noticed as a useful and original-minded treatise. The additional matter has been revised by Professor Graham, of the London University.’

Perhaps the most well known historical Scottish brewing firm was that of William Black & Company of Aberdeen believed to have been established in 1803, and his ‘Devanha Brewery’ used the former Paper Mills by the Wellington Suspension Bridge in Aberdeen. Black’s Devanha Porter - a dark beer resembling stout - became famous throughout the UK, the Brewery being conveniently close to the railway halt at the Cattle Bank. The firm itself was laterally acquired in 1819 to become the Gilcomston Brewery and again by the Devanha Brewery Company Limited, registered as a limited liability company in 1910. Brewing finally ceased in 1930 after the firm was acquired by Thomas Usher & Son Ltd. of Edinburgh. William Black & Co. also ran the Devanha Distillery, built about a mile upstream from the Brewery in 1825. [Durden Park Beer Circle / The Doric Columns].
  Reference: Earliest listed copy is fourth edition of 1849 in National Brewing Bibliography, Oxford Brookes University, 70.

8vo. pp. xi [1] 212, 32 Publisher’s Catalogue dated November 20, 1843.
  Condition: Near fine, light rubbing to corners, and faint sunning mark to top and outer edge of panels, small spots of abrasion, internally fine and unopened, with exception of owner’s name to front free endpaper.   Ref: 107166   Price: HK$ 3,500