The Squire’s Home-Made Wines as describ’d and set-forth in the Journal of Thomas Hoggson, Gent., 1765

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Hoggson, Thomas.¬†Decypher;d & transcrib’d, By Noble Foster Hoggson, Bachelor Of Philosophy. New York: Pynson Printers, 1924. Revised Edition. 38 pages. 16.5 x 13 cm. Copy 429 of 1524. “Newly reperus’d, augmented, and enlarg’d & done into a booke by Charles Edmund Merrill.” A fine 18th-century style reproduction. The “Squire” published twelve recipes for toddies in 1784. Years later, his descendant Noble Foster Hoggson found a cache of his letters and documents in the attic, among which were more recipes for homemade wines; the later Hoggson chose to honor his ancestor by publishing these recipes along with excerpts from he Squire’s journal. In this version, the diary excerpts appear on page rectos, with brewing and wine-making recipes given on the versos. Watermarked paper with untrimmed edges, title page in red and black. Tiny chip to head of spine. Boards slightly bowed. Blind-tooled paper-covered light boards. Good, in good paper wraps. Hardcover.