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'Drinking with Pepys' 1963

"A book of rare erudition and dry wit, in which Oscar Mendelsohn has collated all Pepys's allusions to alcohol, to Possets and Syllabubs, Cellarage and Cooperage.

He ranges far from taverns, tap-houses and cellars of Restoration London, to the vineyards of Europe and back into antiquity.

Drinking with Pepys is an unusual and elegant book, which will delight and refresh thirsty Pepysians and literary wine-lovers."

Oscar A. Mendelsohn


London MacMillan & Co.

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