Wines of the World Signed by Andre L Simon 1st / 1st 1969 Arcadia Press
First edition and one of only 265 copies published by The Arcadia Press. This is a very good + copy and comes with its original solander box. It retains its original crushed red full morocco binding. It is bound by Zaehnsdorf, with two-tone design of grapes on the vine with blue and green morocco onlays to the upper cover. The cover has a small number of around 4 or 5 tiny scuff marks to the upper board. The solander box has a pen mark to the top right hand corner and no longer has the lettering to the spine. The author Andre L Simon has signed with his usual flourish on the limitation page. This is copy number 84.
A copy in very good + condition overall, and one of the more desirable titles from The Arcadia Press, it is full of diagrams, full page colour pictures and maps. For most of the 20th Century, Andre Simon was a leading literary figure in the English wine trade, writing over 100 books on the subject. He also established an award for Gastronomic Literature.