SIMON, André L.

HISTORY OF THE CHAMPAGNE TRADE IN ENGLAND. A very good copy indeed of the author's elusive first book.

Published: 1905


First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth with gilt lettering

Andre Simon was a wine connoisseur, historian, importer and author. Born in Paris, he came to London at the age of 25 as the English agent for the champagne house of Pommery and Greno and remained in Britain for the rest of his life. Shortly after arriving Simon embarked upon his first book The History of the Champagne Trade in England. "Simon's English prose style: [is] unmistakably charming, stately and faintly whimsical at once."(High Johnson, Oxford Wine Companion). This was to be the first of over 100 books and pamphlets penned by Simon on wine and food.

Very good.


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