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The Whisky Distilleries Of The United Kingdom Alfred Barnard
The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom by Alfred Barnard first published by Harper's Weekly Gazette in 1887 and printed by Joseph Causton and Sons and reprinted in 1969 by David & Charles Ltd with an introduction by Dr. I. A. Glen.
This edition was published in 1987 by Mainstream Publishing Company (Edinburgh) Ltd. The foreword is written by David Daiches and the introduction by Michael Moss.
Often referred to as the most important book ever written about whisky, this book contains an in depth look at the whisky distilleries of the United Kingdom and Ireland as well as sketches, maps and advertisements.
The information was gathered over a two year period from 1885-1887 when Barnard visited 162 distilleries; 129 in Scotland, 29 in Ireland and four in England.
An ex libris bookplate is adhered to the inside front cover. It identifies the book's owner as Harry Anderson Pitman and shows the Cobbe Family Crest with the family's motto 'Moriens Cano' (from 'In sanguine vita, moriens cano' or 'life is in the blood, I sing as I am dying').
Harry Anderson Pitman was a partner of Cockburn & Campbell, an Edinburgh and London wine merchant. Later he became a published genealogist. He died in 1942.
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