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. Volumes I and II.
Simon, Andre L.$1,800.00
Item Number: 96872
London: Wyman & Sons, 1906-07.
First editions of Simon’s landmark work. Octavo, original cloth, two volumes. Both volumes are inscribed by Andre Simon, with volume one inscribed twice by him. In near fine condition.
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.