The History of the Wine Trade in England.

First Editions of Andre L. Simon's The History of the Wine Trade in England; Both Volumes Inscribed by Him

The History of the Wine Trade in England.

SIMON, Andre L.

$2,500.00

Item Number: 90384

London: Wyman & Sons, 1906-07.

First editions of Simon’s landmark work. Octavo, original cloth, three volumes. Volumes I and III are signed Andre Simon, Volume II is  inscribed by him, “With the author’s Compliments Andre L. Simon 12 Nov 08 To Austin Bellow.” In very good condition with rubbing and wear to volume II.

British wine expert Hugh Johnson described French-born wine merchant André Simon as "the charismatic leader of the English wine trade for almost all of the first half of the 20th century, and the grand old man of literate connoisseurship for a further 20 years". Simon's most distinctive work, The History of the Wine Trade in England, covers the history of the production and trade of wine in England from ancient Roman times through the end of the 17th century.

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