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Barr, Robert and Jephcott, Mark  Robert Barr 1875 to 2001, pp90.  Published privately by the company.  Large format pb.  Fine.  A pictorial history of a Scottish soft drinks company, famous for its Irn-Bru.  £3.95

Briggs, Asa  Wine for Sale:  Victoria Wine and the Liquor Trade, Batsford, 1985, pp199.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Both a history of the Victoria Wine Company and a general account of the fluctuating drinking habits of the British people from the Victorian era to the present day.  £3.95

Burnett R G  Through the Mill, Epworth, 1945, pp226.  Inscription.  Hb.  VG-.  Slight wear to the covers.  A biography of Joseph Rank.  £3.95

House, Jack  Pride of Perth  The Story of Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd, Scotch Whisky Distillers, Hutchinson Benham, 1976, pp135.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  £3.95

Hugill, Anthony  Sugar and All That:  A History of Tate and Lyle, Gentry Books, 1978, pp320.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history.  £4.95

Ibbetson A  Tea From Grower to Consumer, Isaac Pitman, nd, pp116.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  Pitman’s Common Commodities and Industries Series.  A pre-World War I view of the industry.  £4.95

Janes, Hurford  The Red Barrel:  A History of Watney Mann, Watney Mann, 1963, pp226 with coloured frontis and 102 plates.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  The story of the Stag Brewery in the heart of Westminster and of other breweries stretching back into the 18th century which came together to form Watney’s.  £3.95

Master Millers (The): The Story of the House of Rank 1875-1955, Harley, 1955, pp98.  Large Format Hb.  Very Good in a Poor dust wrapper.   VG in a repaired dust wrapper.  An illustrated history published to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the company.  £3.95

Monckton H A  A History of English Ale and Beer, Bodley Head, 1967, pp238.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  The thousand year old history of English beer.  £4.95

Saunders, James  Nightmare:  The Ernest Saunders Story, Hutchison, 1989, pp288.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  The Guinness scandal as seen by the son of Ernest Saunders.  £2.95

Simmons, Douglas A  Schweppes - The First 200 Years, Springwood Books, 1983, pp160 plus 24 pages of coloured illustrations and numerous b/w photos.  Large Format.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  The spine of the dust wrapper is slightly sunned.  The story of Schweppes, the oldest mineral water manufacture in the world, from the 18th century to the 1980s.  £3.95

Stuyvenberg J H van (editor)  Margarine: An Economic, Social, and Scientific History, 1869-1969,  Liverpool University Press, 1969, pp342.  Small piece torn from the corner of the front end paper.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  An economic, social and scientific history, 1869 -1969.  £4.95

Whitbread’s Brewery Incorporating the Brewer’s Art, A.N. Holden & Co., 1951, pp92.  VG in a slightly worn dust wrapper.  Describes the growth of the Chiswell Street premises in London and the colourful personalities connected with two centuries of development.  £2.95

Whitbreads  The Story of Whitbreads, 3rd edition 1964, pp64.  With a coloured reproduction of a Terence Cuneo painting of Whitbread horses.  First published in 1947.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper. The history of a famous brewery, founded by Samuel Whitbread in 1742.  In 2001 Whitbread sold all its breweries and brewing interests (Whitbread Beer Company) to Interbrew.  £2.95

Williams K  The Story of Typhoo and the Birmingham Tea Industry, Quiller, 1990, pp132.  Large format Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Well-illustrated in both colour and black & white.  £4.95

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