Ale in Prose and Verse

Ale in Prose and Verse

150.00

Gray, Barry and John Savage. A Runlet of Ale by Barry Gray. Ale: Antiquarian, Historical and Literary by John Savage. Albany Ale, An account of the Rise and Progress of The Brewery of John Taylor & Sons, Illustrated with a biographical sketch of the founder. New York: Russell's American Steam Printing House, 1866. First Edition. Albany, once the largest brewing hub in the country was the headquarters of John Taylor and his once thriving brewery. Taylor, along with his brother-in-law and later his sons, took advantage of the newly opened Erie Canal to transport his ale to the rest of the country. Beer, ale, and Albany are featured here along with elaborately illustrated woodcuts and lithographs. Barry Gray - aka - Robert Barry Coffin, was a descendent of the New England whaling family self-described as the "Proprietors" of Hudson, NY. Coffin was also the editor of the "Home Journal" and art critic for the "Evening Post". Covers rubbed with loss of 1 cm at tail of spine. Interior toned but clean. Orig. flexible cloth, gilt title. Good. Original cloth. [1501]        $150.00

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