HARVEST OF THE COLD MONTHS: The Social History of Ice and Ices.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: The Viking Press, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "From sixteenth-century Italy and the splendor of the Medici banquets to seventeenth-century France and the Sun King, from travelers' tales of snow pits and ice houses in Persia to the sherbet trade with the Levant to the use of ice as "table jewelry," and from the influential ice trade in Boston to the growth of the ice cream business in London, this impressive book brings alive the centuries in which ice, far from being a commonplace, was a subject that inspired and challenged the human imagination." Illustrated, notes, index. xvii, 413 pp. ISBN: 0-670-859753.
Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new but with a remainder line.)