Andre L. Simon - Champagne
London: Constable & Co., Ltd., 1934. Constable's Wine Library. Hardcover. small 8vo. Orange boards with gold lettering. Publisher's apology for the confiscation of one Mr. Wolfgang Frederick William Giesler's property in relation to his suspected German nationality at the outbreak of WWII and the subsequent return of said property after this was found to be false is pasted in on the front end-page with a signature from the publisher. Embossed ex-libris stamp from 'The Modern First' is located below the apology slip on the same page (see photos). There is also a bit of faded black ink to the upper, left-hand gutter of the same page. Previous bookstore black ink stamp to the lower edge of the rear paste-down (see photos). Fragile and somewhat cracked hinges. Some creasing, scratching, rubbing, discoloration to the paste-down pages, end-pages, text-block/text-block edges from age and previous use (see photos). The dust jacket is price clipped (price torn is a more accurate description if you look at the photos) and is in poor condition with edge-wear, chipping, areas of discoloration, creasing, and other visible misc. Wear from age and previous use. Open tearing to spine. Front, inner flap is torn but included. Some stray pen markings.
With a nice lived in look this book would go down perfectly with your choice of bubbly (bubbly not included).
Related ephemera included (see photos).
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