Whisky and Scotland: A Practical and Spiritual Survey - Neil M Gunn 1935 - George Routledge and Sons, London - First Edition First edition of this ‘pioneer work and a classic in the literature of whisky’, in the rather scarce but chipped dust jacket.

Beginning with an imaginary reconstruction of the accidental discovery of usquebea, this is a ‘largely a lively and witty argument in favour of single malt whiskies and against blends.’ [Daiches].

Neil Gunn (1891-1973), the distinguished Scottish novelist, was an excise officer from 1911 to 1937 ands spent much of his time in distilleries.
  Provenance: Previous owner unknown, but at some point they have written an interesting note as to the Welsh origin of distilling at the rear of the book, and a few names of Scottish single malt producers.

References: David Daiches,
A Wee Dram, 13.

Octavo (book size 19.1x13cm), pp. vii [1] 198 [2]. In publisher’s pale green cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, publisher’s emblem in blind to front board, top edge tinted green. Dust jacket price clipped to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Very good, first and large few pages with light folds, small patch of fading to tail of spine corresponding with 3cm chip on dust jacket which is toned and price clipped.   Ref: 109678   Price: HK$ 2,000