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WTB: J.A. Nettleton The Manufacture of Spirits

Postby corbuso » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:05 am

If someone got a copy of this book (the 1893 or 1913 edition) for sale, please let me know.
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Re: WTB: J.A. Nettleton The Manufacture of Spirits

Postby jmrl » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:32 pm

Maybe we could encourage somebody to reprint it.
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Re: WTB: J.A. Nettleton The Manufacture of Spirits

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:10 am

Yes, like none other than Ian Buxton!!
http://www.classicexpressions.co.uk/ianBio.php
Who else??? :thumbsup:
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Re: WTB: J.A. Nettleton The Manufacture of Spirits

Postby corbuso » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:42 pm

Di Blasi wrote:Yes, like none other than Ian Buxton!!
http://www.classicexpressions.co.uk/ianBio.php
Who else??? :thumbsup:

Yes, I hope that it will be published soon, but anyone got an original, I am still for you.
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Re: WTB: J.A. Nettleton The Manufacture of Spirits

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:55 pm

corbuso wrote:
Di Blasi wrote:Yes, like none other than Ian Buxton!!
http://www.classicexpressions.co.uk/ianBio.php
Who else??? :thumbsup:

Yes, I hope that it will be published soon, but anyone got an original, I am still for you.


I didn't mean for that to say Ian is or isn't working on it, but he would be the one to speak with regarding this as he's done a few nice reprints already. :thumbsup:
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Re: WTB: J.A. Nettleton The Manufacture of Spirits

Postby Ian Buxton » Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:17 pm

This is horribly expensive. I paid over £800 (don't tell Mrs. B) last year for a 1913 edition, albeit virtually unread and in lovely condition - and that took me 3 years to find. I believe a well-known distillery owner in the Wigtown area beat me to one about 12 months previous to that and that copy was £750 if I remember rightly. Don't know about the condition of that one.

We will eventually reprint this as a Classic Expressions title but we have to get Truths About Whisky completed first. I'd also like to publish Alfred Barnard's Dalmore pamphlet as I have just found and scanned his wonderful and very, very rare pamphlet on Pattison, Elder & Co. The first two titles mentioned here are currently offered on the Classic Expressions site at http://www.classicexpressions.co.uk- but regular readers of this forum know that already! We're trying to find and reprint all the Barnard pamphlets.

We're very close to start production of Truths, which makes me very happy as it's a lovely little book (only 5 more orders needed). Nettleton is a monster, however. 600+ pages and loads of fold-out plates. It's going to be a beast to do, but original copies are like hen's teeth.

Good luck. I'm not selling mine, even if Mrs. B does find out.
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Re: WTB: J.A. Nettleton The Manufacture of Spirits

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:50 am

Ian Buxton wrote:T........I believe a well-known distillery owner in the Wigtown area beat me to one about 12 months previous to that and that copy was £750 if I remember rightly. Don't know about the condition of that one.

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Not by any chance a persons name that starts with a Ray of light and ends in a monday less the ay :wink:
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Re: WTB: J.A. Nettleton The Manufacture of Spirits

Postby Ian Buxton » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:02 am

Not by any chance a persons name that starts with a Ray of light and ends in a monday less the ay


I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you! This book collecting is an aggressive little hobby.
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Re: WTB: J.A. Nettleton The Manufacture of Spirits

Postby corbuso » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:48 pm

Ian Buxton wrote:
Not by any chance a persons name that starts with a Ray of light and ends in a monday less the ay


I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you! This book collecting is an aggressive little hobby.


Yes and prices going up like hell over the last year. Recently on ebay, some old post card went up for more than £30!

I know that I pre-orderd one of the two new books and I think that It was truths about whisky. Not sure anymore.
We hope that Ian can sell it other books quickly, so that I can get a copy quickly.

With old books, it reminds me that I did not buy the Original version of Barnard book (hard cover) in 2005 for $2000 :-(
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Re: WTB: J.A. Nettleton The Manufacture of Spirits

Postby Ian Buxton » Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:58 pm

Postcards sell for incredible money sometimes. I remember seeing a postcard from around the early 1900s of a distillery fire selling for over £250 last year on eBay - and being keenly chased by several buyers.
I understand it was pretty rare but really!

Still, it would be a very dull world if we understood everyone else's passions. I am given to understand that there are people out there who don't like whisky. Strange but apparently true.

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Re: WTB: J.A. Nettleton The Manufacture of Spirits

Postby jamesrussellsmith » Tue May 06, 2008 8:45 pm

I have a copy of the Manufacture of Whisky and Plain Spirit by Nettleton. This one is a 1913 reprint and was given to John Smith Grant in 1914. There is an inscription inside the front cover to this effect. The spine is a bit tatty and would be better rebound but it is complete and presentable. I have been in touch with one of your members but he does not seem to be interested, so I am considering an Ebay sale with an emphasis on a Japanese sale. I suppose that the following is not necessary but J.S Grant along with his brother James founded Glen Grant. If anyone is interested please get in touch .
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Re: WTB: J.A. Nettleton The Manufacture of Spirits

Postby Ian Buxton » Sun May 11, 2008 7:08 pm

I'd like to know more. Please send private message via this board. Thanks.
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Re: WTB: J.A. Nettleton The Manufacture of Spirits

Postby corbuso » Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:01 pm

Ian Buxton wrote:I'd like to know more. Please send private message via this board. Thanks.

Have you get the answer from James?
Considering the condition of the spline and the price, I have declined is offer. Hopefully, you will be publishing at one point this book.
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Re: WTB: J.A. Nettleton The Manufacture of Spirits

Postby Ian Buxton » Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:59 am

Hi
Yes, I too decided to pass on this due to the condition/price (and the fact that I have already got one copy and another one seemed greedy!).
It was offered on Ebay but I don't think it sold.
We will reprint this in the Classic Expressions series but not until late 2009 I think. Unfortunately, the firm that did our highly specialised book scanning has closed down. They were really good. We've got another option but they are more expensive and not quite as good as the original firm so we are looking around some more to see what we can find.
Nothing is ever simple, is it?
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