First Edition. With 13 plates & 2 text illustrations and 1 folding table. 8vo, publisher's original black & gilt-stamped cloth. xiv, [1 leaf], 416 pp. A fine copy, and very unusual thus. FIRST EDITION AND A FINE COPY. Including chapters on methods of coffee-making, the mocha berry, the java bean, cultivation in Ceylon, India, Liberia, Brazil and other locales. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: COFFEE: FROM PLANTATION TO CUP. A Brief ...
Publisher: New York American Grocer Publishing Association 1889
Book Description American Grocer Publishing Association, New York, 1881. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: VG+. Dust Jacket Condition: Not Issued. First Edition. Brown cloth, illus./decorated/lettered in black and gilt, beveled edges. Cloth is a bit tattered at spine extremities with slight loss at heel of spine, lightly rubbed along joints and corners with slight exposure at one top corner only, overall only mild shelf wear. Firm binding, clean and intact interior. Title page shows ragged 1.5" x 4" area of loss at top corner, barely gracing one "f" in "Coffee," title lettering otherwise unaffected, purely cosmetic defect. xv,416 pp., frontis. w/ tissue guard, b&w engraved plates throughout, folding chart after p. 249. Bottom text block corner shows mild dampstaining that shows up only as slight waviness to paper throughout most of text, with actual (light) dampstaining evident only on plates due to the different paper used in printing them. Decorative endpapers, both hinges intact. No edition or additional printings stated, thus a scarce first edition/first printing (later printings are explicitly indicated as such in other 1881 issues). Overall, a decently preserved copy, the title page presenting the only major condition issue. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 027286