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Origin and History of Beer and Brewing by John Arnold

Origin and History of Beer and Brewing by John Arnold

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Origin and History of Beer and Brewing
From Prehistoric Times to the Beginning of Brewing Science and Technology, a Critical Study
by John P. Arnold

Chicago: Alumni Association of the Wahl-Henius Institute of Fermentology.
Stated First Impression, 1911.

SIGNED by publishers/heads of the Wahl-Henius institute themselves, Robert Wahl and Max Henius, on the front blank page, with a faint stamp "With compliments of" preceding the signatures.

Condition: Illustrated throughout. Large hardcover with some light scuffing, a few discolored spots on cover boards, edge wear, corners a bit bumped. The back inside hinge is split, but holding. Lovely green-gold endpaper design. At the dedication page there are a couple old newspaper clips that have darkened the pages--see photos. This book was dedicated to Wahl and Henius by former students on the occasion of the instititute's 25th anniversary. Interior is otherwise unmarked, and binding is secure, if a little strained from use in a few places.

Randy Mosher (of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine): "Origin and History of Beer and Brewing is an exhaustive romp through thousands of years of beer history. ... The Wahl-Henius Institute was a brewing research laboratory and school in Chicago that operated between 1886 and 1921. Founded in 1886 by Dr Robert Wahl and Dr Max Henius as the Wahl & Henius, the name was changed to the Scientific Station for Brewing of Chicago and then to the Institute of Fermentology before becoming the Wahl-Henius Institute. Its educational division, the American Brewing Academy, was created in 1891. The school and laboratory operated successfully until Prohibition, when the near dissolution of the brewing trade forced its closure and sale to the American Institute of Baking, which retains the nucleus of the Wahl-Henius library."

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