Beverages, Past and Present Volume 1 is a historical account of the production and consumption of various beverages throughout history. Written by Edward Randolph Emerson and first published in 1908, this book explores the customs and traditions associated with the use of beverages such as wine, beer, tea, coffee, and spirits. The author provides a detailed account of the origins and evolution of each beverage, including their cultural significance and impact on society. This book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the history of beverages and their role in human civilization.In Two Volumes.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world’s literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.