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Convivial Dickens: The Drinks of Dickens & His Times *SIGNED*

Hewett, Edward and W.F. Axton

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ISBN 10: 0821407015 / ISBN 13: 9780821407011
Published by Ohio University Press, Athens, OH, 1983
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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191pp. Rust cloth with black lettering and linear elements on spine; black and white large photo- illustrations of Dickens' "punch ladle" and "nutmeg grater" on endpapers. Dustwrapper with arange and tan wallpaper repeating pattern in background, with tan oval and overlapping 2 1/8" horizontal band on most of front cover with title lettering in orange and subtitle in black lettering across horizontal band, upper two-thirds of oval with tan-tinted black and white illustration of bespectacled, plump man enjoying glass of wine under tree, above a publicity buzz in black calligraphy: "Edward Hewett & W.F. Axton cordially invite you to attend a veritable feast of reason celebrating the pleasures of the flowing bowl"; a few very light coffee cup bottom-like splash/drip stains (appropriately!) on some of the tan at left lower cover background band (so matches in hue but just slightly darker tan) and a tiny bit at center front cover; 3/8" closed tear at top edge 2 3/8" to right spine: describes much worse than it is, but there you have it: Drink up and read: Now in mylar which forgives sins graciously. Signed and dated at foot of Dedication page below upper right dedication to 'Jean Peltier Hewett' and 'Anne Millard Axton': "Edward Hewett 11. 26. 83". No previous owner names. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004938

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Title: Convivial Dickens: The Drinks of Dickens & ...

Publisher: Ohio University Press, Athens, OH

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by One Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Discusses the treatment of alcohol in the writings of Charles Dickens, describes the drinking customs of the Victorian era, and collects recipes for Victorian drinks

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