Signed limited edition of André Simon's Wines of the World; one of only 265 copies bound by Zaehnsdorf
Wines of the World.
Simon, Andre L.
Item Number: 96792
London: The Arcadia Press, 1969.
Signed limited edition of Simon’s exhaustive survey of the wines of the world. Quarto, bound in full red morocco by Zaensdorf with gilt titles to the spine, central inset grape bunch motif to the front panel, gilt turn-ins, inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, illustrated with full-page color photographs. One of only 265 copies boldly signed by Andre Simon, this is number 91. In fine condition. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell case.
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". One of Simon's most voluminous works, Wines of the World covers in detail the wines of Europe, Africa, the Americas, Australia, and New Zealand.