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[ John Pringle, Physician to King George III, gives a recipe for brewing 'real London Porter' (beer). ] Autograph Letter Signed to 'Mr. Milligan', beginning with a recipe for 'six Barrels Porter', followed by a discussion of the ingredients.

Author: 
Sir John Pringle (1707-1782), Scottish medical practitioner, Physician to King George III, 'the father of military medicine' [ Brewing; Beer; London Porter ]
Publication details: 
'Without place or date. [ London, eighteenth century. ]
£800.00

Porter is a dark brown beer made with roasted malts. It was developed in London in the early eighteenth century, and was the first beer that could be made on any large scale, making the fortunes of such brewers as Whitbread, Truman, Parsons and Thrale. 3pp., 8vo. Bifolium. On laid paper with Britannia watermark. In fair condition, lightly aged, with a few closed tears along crease lines.

(Manuscript) Ledger

Author: 
Off-licence
Publication details: 
1933-1960
£250.00

Hf.lea., folio, pp.1-325 used , mainly fully, indexed. Handwritten records of purchases from breweries, wine merchants et al (including Bass & Co., Schweppes, Booth's, Buchanan, Brandies of France, Commonwealth Wines, Kia-Ora,Sandeman, Vintage Wines, Ltd, Worthington & Co etc., etc. Enclosures: a small quantity of invoices from some companies Whitbread, Schweppes, Coates etc.), many saying just "goods" but others more specific.

Manuscript . Satirical Sermon on Drunkenness. Entitled "A remarkable Sermon on the word Malt, preached by the Rev. Mr Dodd in a hollow tree

Author: 
Richard Valpy.
Publication details: 
No date or place.
£250.00

Schoolmaster, poet (1754-1836) Two pages, folio, fold marks, other minor defects but complete and clear and mainly good condition. It is addressed to "W Evans Esq., / Baggage Warehouse" ina different hand from all other writing, and, also on the address panel "With R.V's compts". Above another hand has written "Mr Valpy writing".

Manuscript bill presented to him by Edward Green, and bearing Green's signature.

Author: 
Sir Kenrick Clayton
Publication details: 
Dated 7 April 1746; no place.
£45.00

Clayton (c.1713-1769) was MP for Bletchingley. 1 page, dimensions roughly 6 inches by 7 inches. In poor condition: creased, discoloured and with several closed tears. 12 items - mainly bushells of malt and hops - amounting to £31 12s 3d. Beneath this the receipt in another hand, signed in the same hand as the bill 'Edward Green'. Docketed on reverse: 'Edwd. Greens Bill for Malt'. Typewritten on reverse 'GREEN, Edward, 1747.' and 'CLAYTON MSS.'

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