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[DISTILLATION.] Y-WORTH, William. Cerevisiarii Comes: Or, the New and True Art of Brewing, Illustrated by various Examples in Making Beer, Ale and other Liquors, So that they may be most durable, brisk and fragrant... To which is added, the right way to refine and bottle beer and cyder; and a cure for those that are sick and ropy... As also the true method of manuring lands and the art of making salt water fresh. London: Printed for J. Taylor and S. Clement, 1692.
12o (134 x 73 mm). Three pp. publisher's advertisements at rear. (Margins closely trimmed, border on title-page shaved.) 19th-century calf gilt, by Larkin (hinges rubbed). Provenance: A. M. Broadley (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION OF THIS RARE WORK ON THE ART OF BREWING. Y-Worth's works on distillation, which include A New Art of making Wines, Brandy, and other Spirits, 1691; The Compleat Distiller, 1705 and the present title are scarce. RLIN lists only the copy of the Cerevisiarii Comes at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Ferguson II:558 (ref); Wing Y216.