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SMITH, GEORGE   flourished 1725-1766


  • A compleat body of distilling; explaining the mysteries of that science, in a most easy and familiar manner
  • Subjects: distillation,

    • 1. A compleat body of distilling; explaining the mysteries of that science, in a most easy and familiar manner; containing an exact and accurate method of making all the compound cordial-waters now in use, with a particular account of their several virtues . . . adapted no less to the use of private families, than of apothecaries and distillers. [in two parts].
      London: printed for Bernard Lintot   1725
      20 cm.   89, 93-150 p.   2 sh. 6 d.  
      GB:   ENLS*   LBL   LWML  
      US:   CLU-C   CU-A  

      --2nd ed. London: printed for Henry Lintot, 1731. --; DCLC; MH; NIC
      --another ed. London: printed for Henry Lintot, 1734.
      --3rd ed. London: printed for Henry Lintot, 1737. --: DNAL
      --3rd ed. London: printed for Henry Lintot, 1738. LBL; LGL; LWML; CtYM; PV
      --another ed. London: printed for Henry Lintot, 1738. LBL
      --a new ed. London: printed for Henry Lintot, 1749. LWML: CtY; MH; WU
      --another ed. London: printed for L. Hawes, W. Clarke, and R. Collins, 1766. LBL; LeU(B); NYPL
      1. Mon.Cat./2 (vol. 1), p. 87 (Aug. 1725), confirms that the price of the 1725 edition was 2 sh. 6 d.

  • The nature of fermentation explain'd
  • Subjects: fermentation, liquors, distillation,

    • 1. The nature of fermentation explain'd; with the method of opening the body of any grain or vegetable subject, so as to obtain from it a spirituous liquor . . . to which is added, a collection of several compound cordial waters . . . by way of appendix to the ['] compleat body of distilling ['].
      London: printed for Bernard Lintot   1729
      20 cm.   56 p.   1 sh.  
      GB:   ENLS   LBL*  
      US:   DCLC   ICJ   NYPL  

      1. As indicated, this is a separate work, but it forms an appendix to the author's first publication four years earlier; see previous entry: SMITH, George, A compleat body of distilling.
      2. Mon.Cat./2 (vol. 2), p. 19 (Sept. 1729), confirms that the price was 1 sh.


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