Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes
MEW, James and John Ashton
Mew was born in 1837 and Ashton in 1834.
- Drinks of the world
Drinks | of the | world | by | James Mew, | author of "Types from Spanish Story," &c., &c., | and | John Ashton, | author of "Social Life in the Reign of Queen Anne," &c., &c. | One hundred illustrations.
London: The Leadenhall Press, and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co Ltd; New York: Scribner and Welford; 1892
21.5 x 14.0 cm Pp [i-ii] tp, [1-6] 7-362,  2-7 publ ads, [i-ii] publ ads, 8-14 publ ads [21s on binding] Green cloth
Bib: B323 Noling 288
GB: LB LWel *LoEN OB
US: DLC CU ViU CSmH OCl ICJ NN PU PPL PPD PP
The text provides a history of the use of each drink and a general description of its preparation. Some recipes are included. The introduction explains that the book "has been written, it is hoped, without bias or prejudice of any kind; but, as the drinks containing alcohol are many more than those in which it is absent, more have been mentioned.' Pages 235-344 deal exclusively with non-alcoholic drinks and contain chapters covering tea, cuca (coca), kola, coffee, cocoa, aerated drinks and milk. The last chapter, entitled "Additional drinks', discusses more unusual non-alcoholic drinks such as koumiss and blood.
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