COFFEE: A BIBLIOGRAPHY, A GUIDE TO THE LITERATURE OF COFFEE.
- London: Hündersdorff, 2002.
- cloth, dust jackets, slipcase
- xxi,831; vi,832-1687 pages
- ISBN: 0952712105
Price: $1,000.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 100030
Limited to 1200 copies. Slipcase lightly soiled at edges, otherwise a fine set.
The first comprehensive modern bibliography of coffee and its surrogates. A unique reference work listing some 15,000 imprints relating to every aspect of coffee from the past to the present. The work is arranged alphabetically by author or title with indices for sources and locations. While there is no breakdown by date, there are many items from as early as the 15th century. Represented are writers treating the cultivation, production, preparation and consumption of coffee, as well as its economic, social and cultural significance, its medical and chemical uses as a drug, and much, much more. The compilers have tried to give the maximum amount of information for each entry, including collation when possible. Introduction by Ralph S. Hattox. With over 300 illustrations in black-and-white and 6 in color. From the reference library of Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts with their bookplate included.