The Saintsbury Club: A Scrap Book by André L. Simon (1943)


The original of this book was limited to 200 copies and is very rare. Published in 1943, it gives an entertaining account of the various dinners and wines enjoyed by the members of the Saintsbury Club.

This 1993 reproduction was published by The Rare Wine Company to celebrate its 50th Anniversary as a limited edition of 140 copies, so is even rarer than the original, but one quarter of the price.




Publisher: The Rare Wine Company

Edition: 1993

Pages: 119

My Rating:

Search for this book on

The Drinking Man’s Diet: How to Lose Weight with a Minimum of Willpower by Gardner Jameson and Elliott Williams (1964)


The description on Amazon says:

“The Drinking Man’s Diet”, granddaddy and origionator of all low carb diets, was first published in 1964 and sold 2,400,000 copies in 13 languages. It does not encourage drinking but understands that upwards of 60 million people in the US alone enjoy a Carbo-Free cocktail every now and then.”

I have tried this. It works.



Publisher: Cameron & Co. California

Edition: 1964

My Rating:


Search for this book on

The Star Chamber Dinner Accounts by André L. Simon (1959)


Accounts of the dinners provided for the Lords of the Privy Council in the Star Chamber, Westminster during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I of England (1558-1625).

A very interesting book that reveals beyond any doubt that man evolved to be a carnivore, with little need for broccoli or Brussels sprouts.



Publisher: G. Rainbird for the Wine and Food Society

Edition: 1959

My Rating:

Search for this book on