Title: The International Book of Beer Labels, Mats & Coasters
Author: Keith Osborne, Brian Pipe
Year: 1979 (First Edition)
Publisher: The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited
Book Condition: Like New
Jacket Condition: Excellent
Description: Probably the most authoritative work ever produced on the subject in the world! This book imparts a detailed history of beer labels and coasters from their 18th century origins to the present day (in this instance the late '70s) and provides a fascinating retrospective of brewery brands and logos from across the globe – including such places as Egypt, Iceland, East Germany, and Palestine – as well as pictures of commemorative and special Christmas editions. Also includes tips for starting a new – and caring for an existing – collection.
Profusely illustrated with over 1,400 b&w and more than 400 full-colour photographs (many of which are full and quarter-page). Illustrated endpapers. An absolute must for the beer enthusiast or anyone interested in nostalgic packaging!
Chocolate boards with gilt text on spine. The jacket has been price-clipped, but is otherwise in excellent condition. Pages are in superb condition throughout: crisp, clean, bright, and tightly bound.
Measures 30 cm × 22 cm (12″ × 8.8″). Large 4to. 93 pp.