Subtitled: " With instructions in the Use of Sykes's Hydrometer. Also A Chapter on Distillation Describing the Process for Ascertaining the strengths of Wines, the original gravities of beer and the obscuration of spirits"
Original dark brown cloth with gilt titling, 106pp + 6 plates. On the front paste down is a book plate of " W.R. Loftus, Manufacturer of Hydrometers, Saccharometers, Gauging Rules, Bottling and Corking Machines, and Every Utensil for the Wine, Spirit, and Brewing Trades, London."
No date given but inscription on ffep states 1890. Front cover soiled, end papers browned o/w text block clean and unmarked.