Isaac Oelgart, publisher of The Port Lover’s Library and collector extraordinaire of all things Vinho do Porto, is redistributing his extensive Port holdings.  The collection includes: books, pamphlets, brochures, manuscripts,  leaflets, IVP Publications, posters, postcards, stamps, ashtrays, cigar cutters, pens, pencils, inkwells, old and or historic port bottles, medicinal Port,  Port mini bottles, wooden mini pipes, historic Porto Bills of Lading, shirts, ties, raincoat, Port glasses with port shipper logos, decanters, cork screws, printed paper Port labels, bid tags,  etc.

Order by email:  Isaacoelgart AT gmail DOT com  (type with the usual symbols of course) and tell Isaac you’ve read this in the FTLOP newsletter and he will extend a 5% discount, verified subscribers to FTLOP will receive a 10% discount.

About The Port Lover’s Library

The Port Lover’s Library was established in 1996 to cater to the interests of Port Wine Devotees, the Port Trade and most importantly, for Port Wine Bibliophiles or Portonian’s as I refer to all of us so inclined.  The Port Lover’s Library is an independent for profit, albeit modest, privately owned business operating under the aegis of Isaac Oelgart Productions.  It is not affiliated with any Port shippers, grape growers or Port related associations. Its primary mission is the greater glorification of Vinho do Porto, or Port wine, and its literature and the collecting thereof.  To that end, The Port Lover’s Library publishes a variety of attractive pamphlets and books of lasting value on the history, production, distribution, enjoyment and literature of Port Wine.

On occasion The Port Lover’s Library will offer privately printed works of interest to wine book collectors. While not directly related to Port, these works encourage and support the collecting of wine books in general and thus indirectly have a bearing on Port. The Port Lover’s Library also offers new, used, out-of-print and rare books of interest to Port and wine book collectors.

The Port Lover’s Library occasionally offers new books published by other American publishers, as well as English and European books on Port that are not distributed in the United States or Canada.  Selected titles from within this category will be finely bound, signed and limited to only 21 copies for the PLL’s XXI CLVB, these books, like exceptional vintage ports, are worthy of laying down for future generations (see Port And The Douro ).

Guarantee: If you are dissatisfied with any purchase, for any reason, at anytime, you may return it for a prompt refund, replacement or credit at your discretion. The Port Lover’s Library will never remainder any of its titles, nor will they be deeply discounted to book jobbers or mass market distributors. Our first and principal loyalty is to you, our Patrons. The Port Lover’s Library is dedicated to your complete satisfaction.

Standing Orders: Individuals and institutions wishing to receive a copy of all The Port Lover’s Library productions may do so by stating their desire In which case, copies of all new publications will be sent on approval at the time of publication with an invoice. Specific numbers can be reserved for the duration of the patron’s support. Standing order patrons also receive occasional complimentary publications, such as Old Port Wine in New York … By Charles Bellows, circa 1900.

Terms: Payment with order. We accept personal, business, or traveler’s checks or money orders drawn on US banks in US dollars made payable to Isaac Oelgart. We also accept wire transfers; credit cards and electronic transfers through PayPal. Institutions and known patrons may be billed upon request. Shipping is at cost and in some cases, at no cost.

The Range of The Port Lover’s Library Publications

The Douro Series of historic reprints on the History, Production, Distribution, Enjoyment and Literature of Port Wine are modestly priced and each title is limited from 60 to 240 numbered copies for sale. They are reproduced xerographically on high quality neutral pH (acid free) paper and are hand sewn with linen or silk thread into archival card cover wrappers. Size varies from 6 X 4 to 9 x 6 inches. Prices range from $10.00 to $25.00

The White Paper Series of historic reprints are of a more technical or statistical nature, appealing to the more dedicated and erudite collector. They are modestly priced and each title is limited to 100 copies for sale. They are reproduced xerographically on high quality neutral pH (acid free) paper and are wire stitched into archival card cover wrappers. Sizes vary. Prices range from $10.00 to $25.00

The Portonian Series of contemporary original works are specially commissioned works written by individuals from within the Port Trade or by writers who write about the Port Wine. These are offset printed in two or three colors in a larger more handsome format, 10 X 7 inches, with ample margins. They feature intelligent typography, very good neutral pH paper, high quality neutral pH covers, printed paper labels and are hand sewn with linen or silk thread.  They are limited to 240 numbered copies for sale and are hand numbered by the publisher and signed by their respective author. Prices range from $40.00 to $60.00

The XXI Club is dedicated to producing highly collectable books for collectors. and is open to all without dues or future obligation. Numbers will be assigned on a first come first served basis.   The XXI CLVB publications are limited to only 21 copies.  For more information on the XXI CLVB please contact Isaac Oelgart.  Prices vary from $500.00 and up.

The single best Port archive – A major holding of the Instituto do Vinho do Porto

Publications on the history, production, distribution and promotion of Port wine

The IVP was established in 1933 to Test, Regulate, Serve and Protect the best interests of Port and to that end the IVP published a wide variety of material on all aspects of Port. Their publications are the primary source for information on Port. They actively published in Portuguese and English, with promotional publications in foreign languages such as: German, Italian, Danish and French and likely others.  All items are in Portuguese, unless otherwise stated.

Annuals & Monthlies

ANAIS DO INSTITUTO DO VINHO DO PORTO 1940-1956 – all issued

Together 37 separate bound volumes. The earlier numbers have several papers per volume, some book length.  There are approximately 100 titles within. Including multi volume works. There are numerous maps, some foldout, some in color, some in map pockets in the rear.  There are numerous charts and foldout charts as well as foldout plates.   The ANAIS volumes have excellent articles and papers on every aspect of Port and the Douro as related to Port. Many essays and papers are book length. A most comprehensive archive.

Beginning with the 1952 Annual, all papers were printed individually; prior to that a volume could have from one to 8 papers.

No. 1, 1940, 365pp; No. 2, 1941, 545pp; No. 3 [2 volumes], 1942, Vol. 1, 337pp, Vol. 2, 498pp;

No. 4, 1943, 235pp; No. 5, 1944, 200pp; No. 6, 1945 [2 volumes], 1945, Vol. 1, 342pp; Vol. 2, 286pp;

No. 7, 1946, 363pp; No. 8, 1947, 347pp; No. 9, 1948, 95pp; No. 10 [2 volumes],  Vol. 1, 162pp, Vol. 2, 233pp; No. 11 [3 volumes],  1950, Vol 1. 72pp, Vol. 2, 302pp, Vol. 3, 272pp; No. 12 [2 volumes],  1951, Vol 1. 88pp, Vol. 2, 302pp; 327pp; 1952, [6 volumes, unnumbered] 320pp, 78pp, 85pp, 49pp, 18pp, 44pp;  1953 [4 volumes, unnumbered within a small cloth tied case folder], 118pp, 19pp, 187pp, 25pp; 1954 [4 volumes, unnumbered within a small cloth tied case folder], 52pp, 44pp, 21pp, 25pp; 1955-6 [5 volumes, unnumbered within a small cloth tied case folder], 239pp, 14pp, 18pp, 60pp, 58pp;

CADERNOS MENSAIS DE ESTATISTICA E INFORACAO… 25 issues:

They are numbers: 232; 237-8; 243-260; and 263-267.  April 1959 to March 1962.  Stiff wrappers as issued.

SUPLEMENTO AO CADERNO  or Supplemets to Caderno, 15 titles:

No 33 UM TRATADO SOBRE OS VINHOS DE PORTUGAL. Croft. Sept 1942

No 40 O JULGAMENTO MEDICO DO VINHO DO PORTO. Pieiera. April 1943

No 48 CONSIDERACOES SOBRE A ARTE DE PROVAR. Peixoto. Dec. 1943

No 49 O CORPORATIVISMO NA DEFES DOS PRODUTOS. De Costa Lima. Jan. 1944

No 50 TRES TRABALHOS DE LABORATORIO.    Feb 1944.

No 52 DUAS NOTAS… Periera. April 1944.

No 63 A DETERMINACAO DOS ACUCARES…. Ramos & Bibeiro.  Dec. 1945.

No 76 O VINHO DO PORTO… Perfeito. April 1946

No 100  ARQUEOLOGIA DA REGIAO PRODUTORA. Cortez. April 1948.

No 114  MISSAO AO CANADA E ESTADOS UNIDOS. Perfeito. Jun 1949.

No 119  O GOVERNADOR SIR NICHOLAS TRENT… Valenta. Nov/Dec 1949.

No 120  A  PROVA NO INSTITUTO DO VINHO DO PORTO. Da Costa Lima. Dec 1949.

No 172  A DISTRIBUICAO DO BENEFICIO… Fonseca. April 1954.

No 178  O CATIVO DE ALGEMAS INVISIVEIS…Pereira. Oct. 1954

No 212  O VINHO DO PORTO NA EPOCA… Fonseca. Dec 1957.

O VINHO DO PORT EM (Year of Record). 5 issues; The years included are: 1972; 1973; 1975; 1976 and 1992. Stiff wrappers as issued.

PORT WINE IN (Year of Record) 16 issues, size and scope vary by year. The years included are: 1986; 1987; 1988; 1989; 1990; 1991; 1993; 1994; 1995; 1996; 1997; 1998; 1999; 2000; 2001 and 2002. Stiff wrappers as issued. In English

Port Wine Books & Pamphlets

1933-4        PORT COMES FROM OPORTO IN PORTUGAL ONLY. No date. No author, small four page pamphlets with red silk cords. In English. First IVP production? Two copies.

1934  O REI DOS VINHOS / THE KING OF WINES / LE ROI DES VINS. 16 panel folded brochure 2 copies, on different colored papers of a very early and rare IVP production. In Portuguese, English and French.

1934  TOAST YOUR FRIENDS IN PORT. No author, 32pages in wraps, with fold out covers as issued. In English.

1935  ARTE DE BEBER O VINHO DO PORTO. (Number) 3 by  J.C. Valente-Perfeito. 64 pages in printed wraps as issued.

1938  A FEW WORDS ABOUT PORT by Jose Joaquim Da Costa Lima. 32 pages in printed wraps, with plates, map and fold out frontispiece as issued.  In English. Also 1939 and 1956 English editions. Also 1937 and 1956 French editions; a 1938 German edition and a 1956 Portuguese edition. Together seven items.

1938 Le Porto ET LA BONNE CHERE Brunet  & Perfeito. 40 pages in printed wraps, as issued. In French.

1940  A TREATISE ON THE WINES OF PORTUGAL. John Croft.  Number 203 of a limited edition, signed presentation copy. Facsimile 31 pages in wraps as issued, In English

1940  O VINHO DO PORTO. NO PASSADO E NO PRESENTE by Jose Joaquim Da Costa Lima. 68 pages. Printed wraps, as issued.

1942  O AUXILIAR DO ANALISTA. By De Azevedo. 299 pages in wraps as issued. Fair

1947  NO PAIS DO VINHO DO PORTO. By Henry Vizetelly. 125pp. illus, as issued in paper wraps. In Portguese, from FACTS ABOUT PORT AND MADEIRA.

1948  QU’EST-CE QUE LE VIN DE PORTO. By  Carlos Machado. 103 pages, plates, foldout, in wraps as issued. In French. Also 1950 edited to 68 pages, in wraps as issued.  Together 2 items.

1948  PREMIO LITERARIO ALTO-DOURO 1948. IVP.  77 pages, foldout plates, in paper wraps as issued. In Portuguese.

1948  LET’S TALK ABOUT PORT. Perfeito. 101 pages, Hardcover with dj, presentation copy. In English.

1949  O INSTITUTO DO VINHO DO PORTO, RELANCE SOBRE A SUA SEDE. Anon. 76 pages, in wraps as issued.

1950 A COR NO VINHO DO PORTO SUA EVOLUCAO. . Guaches de Joaquim Mirao,

Large format. 17 pages of text; 15 full size color plates with printed glassine guards.  Numbered copy 1625, signed presentation copy, fair.  Also copy 279 presented to Atkinson & Co. a poor copy. ( On large books paper bindings usually don’t fair well.) Also: Revised 1998 edition in good condition. Together 3 items.

1950  O ABC OF DA VINFICACAO….  By Fonseca. 3rd edition. 173 pages in wraps as issued.  Also: 5th edition. 1973. 176 pages in wraps as issued.  Together 2 items.

1959  A SHORT GUIDE TO PORT WINE THE WONDERFUL PORTUGUESE WINE. Anonymous 6 panel color brochure. Also a later undated copy with the title changed to: SHORT GUIDE TO PORT WINE THE WONDERFUL WINE FROM OPORTO. Also: German, French, Portuguese and Danish editions.  Together 6 items.

1961  LE PORTO ET L’ART CULINAIRE, Anon. 24 pages in printed wraps as issued. In French.  Also 1965 French printing.  In English as PORT WINE AND COOKERY in 1963 and in German as PORTWEIN IN DER KOCKKUNST 1965. Together 4 items

1973  EM DEFENSA DA MARCA DE ORIGEM ‘PORTO” 35 pages, in wraps as issued, foldout map.

1973  O AUXILIAR DO ANALISTA. By De Azevedo. 3 rd edition. 303 pages in wraps as issue.

1981  4 copies of Da Fonseca, Galhano, Pimentel and Rosas. PORT WINE, NOTES ON ITS HISTORY, PRODUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY.  First edition 1981; Second edition 1984; third edition 1987; Fourth 1991; Hard covers. In English. Together 4 items.

1983  REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL TYPES OF PORT WINE.  IVP. Third edition. 14 pages, in wraps as issued, In English.

ND     PORT WINE. THE GUARANTEE OF A SYMBOL. No date, no author. IVP. Large format, 16 pages, stiff wrapper as issued. In English. Circa 1990’s

ND     ETHE UNIQUE, CELA N’A PAS DE PRIX VIN DE PORTO. Large format, 28 pages, stiff wraps as issued. In French.   Approximately 140  items, $6000.00,    Offers considered

Port Lovers Library Publications

The Douro Series is a series of historic reprints on the History, Production, Distribution, Enjoyment and Literature of Port Wine. They are modestly priced and each title is limited from 60 to 240 numbered copies for sale. They are reproduced xerographically on high quality neutral pH (acid free) paper and are hand sewn with linen or silk thread into archival card cover wrappers. Size varies from 6 X 4 to 9 x 6 inches.

PORT WINE. From the Vineyard to the Decanter. By J. L .K. Cockburn. 1902. Limited to120 numbered copies for sale. Illus., hand sewn, printed paper wrapper. 8 X 5. (1)-14, 7 unpagin-ated illustrations.  1996.  Out of print

PURE PORT WINE. The Vintaging and After Treatment…. Anonymous. 1884. 120 numbered copies for sale. Illus, hand sewn, printed paper wrapper. 8.25 X  5. (6)-14, 4 illustrations from Vizetelly. 1996.  Out of print

THE GENTLEMAN’S CELLAR & BUTLER’S GUIDE TO PORT…. By H. L. Feuerheerd. 1899. Limited to 120 numbered copies.  Hand sewn, printed paper wrapper. 6.75X 4.25. 28pp, 4 pp of facsimile ads.1997   2 copies remain at $25.00

OLD PORT WINE IN NEW YORK… By Charles Bellows. 1901. Limited to 240 numbered copies, printed in red and black. Tipped in label(sic), hand sewn, printed paper wrapper.  8.5 X 5.25.6pp. 1997. Issued gratis to the standing order patrons of the PLL.  15 copies remain $15.00

PORT AND THE EMPIRE… By H. Warner Allen. Circa 1925.  Limited to 180 numbered copies for sale. Hand sewn, printed paper wrapper.  8.5 X 5.25. ii,(1)-25pp.1997.  12 left $25.00

OPORTO ET ES VINS… By Alfred Smyth. Paris. 1900. Limited to 180 copies. Hand sewn, printed  wrapper. 8.5 X 5.25.ii,(1)-20pp. Illus. maps 1999. Trans from French. 1999.   $20.00

The White Paper Series is a grouping of historic reprints of a more technical or statistical nature, appealing to the more dedicated or erudite collector. They are modestly priced and each title is limited to 100 copies for sale. They are reproduced xerographically on high quality neutral pH (acid free) paper and are wire stitched into archival card cover wrappers. Sizes vary.

THE OPENING OF THE DOURO WINE TRADE. Presented to both Houses of Parliament… 1866.  12pp.  Wire stitched.  100 copies.  2000. Less than 10 remain $20.00

REPORT ON THE PORT WINE  TRADE  IN OPORTO …Foreign Office Miscellaneous Series. 103. 1893. 12pp. Wire Stitched. Limited to 100 copies. 2002. Less than 10 remain $20.00

The Portonian Series of contemporary original works, are specially commissioned by individuals from within the Port Trade or by writers who write about Port Wine. These are offset printed in two or three colors in a handsome 10 X 7in. format, with ample margins. They feature intelligent typography, very good neutral pH paper and covers, printed paper labels and are hand sewn with linen or silk thread.  They are limited to 240 numbered copies for sale and are numbered and signed by their respective author.

REMINISCIENCES OF A PORT SHIPPER 1930 to 1975. By Wyndham Fletcher. Strictly limited to 286 numbered and signed copies, of which 240 are for sale. 10 X 7. Printed in three colors on Mohawk 100 pound Vellum Text, hand-sewn with linen thread into stiff 100 # Curtis Flannel Cover, printed paper label. 1997.  approx 15 remain Signed by Fletcher $45.00

PORT IN A STORM 1945-2000. By Richard Mayson.  Strictly limited to 286 numbered and signed copies, of which 240 are for sale.10 X 7. Printed in three colors on Mohawk 100 pound Vellum Text, hand-sewn with linen thread into stiff 100 pound Curtis Flannel Cover, printed paper label. 2001.  approx 15 remain Signed by Mayson $45.00

REMINISCENCES OF A PORT SHIPPER.  THE NEXT GENERATION, 1960-99  By Peter Cobb. Strictly limited to 286 numbered and signed copies, of which 240 are for sale.10 X 7. Printed in three colors on 80# Mohawk Vellum text paper, hand-sewn with linen thread into 100# Curtis Cover, printed paper label. 2003.  approx 15 copies left Signed by Cobb $45.00

All three Portonian pamphlets $105.00

The XXI Club* is dedicated to producing highly collectable books for collectors and is open to all without dues or future obligation. The editions will be limited to twenty-one copies. Numbers will be assigned on a first come first served basis.  *For more information contact Isaac Oelgart.

Richard Mayson’ PORT AND THE DOURO. London, England. Faber & Faber*. 2000. The Port Lover’s Library. 2002. (4),(i)-xvi,1-320pp. Illustrated in black and white from water colors by Leo Duff and in color from photographs. Line Drawings. Maps.  *Faber & Faber issue the book only in paperback.

The XXI Club edition is strictly limited to 21 numbered, signed copies.  The edition was created by The Port Lover’s Library for wine lovers and book collectors. The work features a page from Mayson’s hand written manuscript, hence manuscript edition.  A page from his printed man-uscript and a page from the printer’s proof.  All are bound into the book, with each of the three pages initialed by Mayson. Also included is a full color numbered and signed reproduction of one of Leo Duff’s illustrations. The book is signed in full by Mayson, Duff, Judy Conant, the bookbinder and by Isaac Oelgart, the publisher. It is hand bound in 3/4 leather, with paper over boards, using the best leather, hand marbled endpapers, leather spine label with gilt lettering, gilt rules, blind stamping, etc. Nice black cloth slipcase.  Only 12 copies produced, last one $900.00

Recent Release, pdf’s and printed announcements upon request.

JOSEPH JAMES FORRESTER AND HIS MAPS OF THE DOURO… By Mayson, Hall & Oelgart. Together with reproductions of Forrester’s Maps. Folio  Clamshell box.  Limited edition.  8 sets remain $1,500.00

Set of Rolled Maps, better suited for framing $300.00

Used, Rare and Out-of-Print Books On Port

All books are in good or better condition, in original hardcover bindings and include their dust jackets unless otherwise stated.  Some books are from my personal collection and may have my bookplate.

Asper, Tony. DEATH ON THE DOURO. Lond. 1997. 217pp. 1st. Mystery . dj  $15.00

Bradford, Sarah. THE ENGLISHMAN’S WINE.  THE STORY OF PORT. London. Macmillian.1969. First edition. (1)-208. Illustrated in black & white. Pictorial endpapers.  Nice first, signed dated, Nov 196,  presentation copy, $100.00

Another. No dj., small clip off endpaper   $20.00

Another,  Christie’s Wine Publication in stiff wraps  $10.00

Cockburn. Ernst PORT WINE AND OPORTO. London. Wine & Spirit Publications. ND. Circa 1950.  First edition. (6),1-132pp. Illustrated in black and white from photo-graphs. Large foldout panoramic frontispiece and other foldout plate Maroon Cloth, with gilt letter. No dust jacket. F.A. Cocburn’s and Isaac Oelgart’s bookplates $500.00

CONFRARIA DO VINHO DO PORTO. History, Formation and Tutelar Personnage. 1993. 16pp color, large format pamphlet. Wraps.  $20.00

Correia, Ana Filipa. A FONTE ADRIANO  RAMOS PINTO.  Gaia. Ramos Pinto. 2000. 119 pp. Stiff glossy cover.  Large format.  Very well illustrated in color and  black  &  white.   Signed and dated presentation copy, Isaac Oelgart Port Bookplate  $75.00

Correia, Ana Filipa and  Goncalves Guimaraes. VINHO DE ADAO UVAS DE EVA, A Mulher Na Arte Publicitaria. Gaia.  WINE OF ADAM, GRAPES OF EVE: WOMEN IN THE ART OF PUBLICITY. Ramos-Pinto.  2001.   109pp.  Large format. Stiff wrapper. Well illustrated in Color  and B&W.  In  Portuguese and English.  An excellent catalogue on Ramos Pinto art.  Signed and dated presentation copy, Isaac Oelgart Port Bookplate $150.00

Croft, John. A TREATISE ON THE WINES OF PORTUGAL. York. 1788.  IVP Facsimile reprint.  1940. 32pp. Wrappers. Limited edition , Numbered copy.  Very fine condition, pages uncut.  $250.00

Another. 8.5 x 11, one of three design trials. Paper wrapper. Circa 1990  $40.00

Delaforce, John. THE FACTORY HOUSE AT OPORTO. 1979. Christie’s Wine Publications. First editiom. 108pp. illus. printed card wrapper.   $35.00

Another. 1983. 110pp. printed card wrapper   $25.00

Another. 1990  116pp, printed card cover  $15.00

Delaforce, John. JOSEPH JAMES FORRESTER. 1992. Christie’s Wine Publications. First editiom. 130pp. illus. printed card wrapper. Used Paperback  $25.00

Ferreira A PORTUGUESE IN LONDON Correspondence of Ferriera Family of Regua – Post nepoleonic era. Ferreria. 1988. First ed. Large format hard cover, in English and portugfuese,. 251pp. illus. dj.  $50.00

Fletcher, Wyndham. PORT. AN INTRODUCTION TO ITS HISTORY AND DELIGHTS London. Sotheby Parke Bernet. 1978. First. (x),(1)-124pp. Illustrated in color and b & w, decorative endpapers.   Signed presentation copy from Fletcher to Oelgart, Isaac Oelgart Bookplate, Fletcher letter placed in, Nice item $150.00

Another, First 1978  $30.00

Another. 1981. 2nd printing.  $20.00

Another. Ex Lib reading copy   $7.50

Fonseca, A Moreira da, et al. PORT WINE. NOTES ON ITS HISTORY PRODUCT-ION & TECHNOLOGY. Porto.1981. 171pp. Hardcover. Well illustrated.  A few pages dam wrinkled DJ, book excellent  $25.00

Another. 3rd. printing   $25.00

Forrester, Joseph James.  MAP OF THE WINE DISTRICT OF THE ALTO  DOURO. Adapted and published by the  House of Commons. Royston & Brown. Printers. 1853 as published in the Oliveria Prize essay. Folded as issued.  Fine condition. Worthy of  proper matting and framing. This is an original mid 19th century original. Makes an excellent piece for the wine library. 39 x 19.5 inches.   $950.00

Foulkes, Christopher, ed. A CELEBRATION OF TAYLOR’S PORT. 300th Anniver-sary…London. Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman. 1992. 64pp. Ill  Illustrated. Endpaper maps. Not issued with dj.  $75.00

Franca, Jose-Augusto. RAMOS-PINTO 1880-1980. Cappiello and Others  In Portuguse. Artistic  Publicity. Gaia. Ramos Printo.  Large format, nicely done. 45pp. Illustrated in color. A study of the Posters and art of Ramos Pinto. An Excellent work!!

1981. First edition in English, Hardcover  $100.00

Another 1981, Hard cover in French  $60.00

Another. 1987 2nd , In Portuguese.   $50.00

Another 3rd, 1995, card wrapper in English  $25.00

Another, 4th 1998 in English  $25.00

Howkins, Ben. RICH, RED AND RARE. London. Heinemann & IWFS.  1982. First edition.xv,1-169 pp. Illustrated in black & white.

Signed presentation copy, dated Christmas , Isaac Oelgart Bookplate $50.00

Another. 1st, with dj   $20.00

Another. Paperback 1987.   $7.50

Another, Paperback 2003  $7.50

Instituto do Vinho Do Porto. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PORT. In three Parts. Oporto. 1945, 1947, 1952.  Photocopy of about 500 pages, Over 500 pages.  Photo copy, fastback bound. This is a working copy, nothing fancy, just of photocopies  $125.00

Iocca, Pasquale. PORTO. A Portuguese Creation, A British Discover, An American Passion.  N.Y.  28pp wraps. color illus.  $7.50

Jefford, Andrew. PORT AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE CLASSIC DRINK. N.Y. Exeter Books. 1988. First . 1-93 pp. Illustrated in color. Pictorial boards  $10.00

Knox, Oliver. CROFT A JOURNEY OF CONFIDENCE. London. Collins. 1978.  First ed.. 40pp. Illus  Isaac Oelgart Bookplate. $45.00

Liddell, A & Janet Price. PORT WINE QUINTAS OF THE DOURO. London. Sotheby’s. 1992. First edition. 232pp. illus in color. An excellent work. Bkplt $50.00

Another. Later Wine Guild edition.  $25.00

Linder, Lisa. PORT TO PORT. LB Publishing. London. 1996. First edition.  192pp. Illus.  First edition.  An interesting take on Port  $50.00

Martins, João A WINE LOVER’S GUIDE TO PORT. Lisbon 2001.159pp illus.pb $5.00

Mathieson, Neil. PORT. Chartwell Books. 1999. First Am. edition. 96pp .illus.  $10.00

Mayson, Richard. THE STORY OF DOW’S PORT. 1798-1998.  Segrave  Foulkes, for Dow’s Port. 1998.  [1]-70pp.  8.5 X 10.  This is an excellent account of Dow’s history, Vintage accounts beginning in1891. Nicely done book.  $20.00

Oelgart, Isaac. WINE & BIBLIOGRAPHY.  Thoughts And Observations On The Nature Of Bibliography Relative To Collectors Of Wine Books Together With Brief Comments On The Types Of Bibliography, Their Use, And The Role Of Bibliography. Privately Printed. 1997. Limited to 80 numbered and signed copies, 60 of which were for sale. Printed on 80# Mohawk  Super Fine Text paper and hand-sewn into 80# Curtis Flannel covers. 20pp. 10 X 7. Paper label.  A one time antiquarian bookseller turned bibliographer, book designer, publisher and a wine (Port) book collector gives his thoughts and  impression of the nature and state of wine bibliography. Originally published in the Journal of the Wayward Tendrils.

Signed by the author and publisher, copy number 1, $300.00

Another  Number 14 $150.00

Buchliber, Izaak. VINEXLINRIS  TENDRELLI  The Wine bookplates of the Wayward Tendrils. By Izaak Buchlieber. Privately Printed. 2000. 20pp. Illustrated with 11 tippedin examples of wine releated book plates. Numbered and initialed by Izaak Buchleiber. Limited to 60 copies, of which  22 were for the participants and not for sale, 20 copes were for the benefit of the Wayward  Tendrils to help enrich their coffers and 18 for the  author.   Hand sewn into 100 pound Curtis Cover. The author bears a close resembelence to Isaac Oelgart, publisher of The Port Lover’s Library,  but the likeness is purely coincidental- and that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.   Extra Illustrated with 4  additional bookplates(placed in), two of which are limited numbered and signed original line cut  bookplates. One of only 5 copies signed by both Izaak Buchliber and Isaac Oelgart   $250.00

Oldenburg, Henrik. PORT. Denmark. 1999. A Massive work. 390 pages. Well illustrated.  $50.00

Ramos Pinto. O VINHO DO PORTO AFRIANO  TRAVESSIA AEREA LISBOA-RIO DE JANERIO.  Circa 1990’s. 48 pages, well illustrated. Large format with card covers, In Portuguese.  $50.00

Ray, Cyril. THE HOUSE OF WARRE 1670-1970. A 300 year old Tradition. NP, ND, Circa 1970 pictorial end papers, printed pictorial paper over boards,  no dj.  Illus in color and b&w.  Maps .  $25.00

Reis, Rogerio ROUTE OF PORT WINE. First edition. 1986. 95pp. illus. pb  $15.00

Another. German edition.  $10.00

Robertson, George. PORT. Lond. Faber & Faber. 1978. First edition, 188pp. Line drawings. dj.   This edition, the true first,  has a  8 page introduction by Ben Howkens, which was specifically commissioned by Croft for this editon and their tercentenary. I believe 500 copies were so produced.

Signed presentation to Bob Wallace, dated May 1978, Isaac  Bkplt, and a two  page handwritten letter from George Robertson to Isaac Oelgart dated 1997. Also included is a rare uncorrected proof, in paper wraps $250.00

Another, 3rd edition 1987  $7.50.

Another, 4th edition  1992  $7.50

Another, later paperback  $5.00

Sanceau, Elaine. THE BRITISH FACTORY. Oporto. 1970. British Association. First edition. 128pp. illus. DJ. $25.00

Another. No dj  $15.00

Sieberling, Grace. THE PHOTOGRAPHES OF JOSEPH JAMRS FORRESTER In The History of Photography. Pp-51-61. Excellent illus artice. 90pp. stiff wrpas.   $30.00

Simon. Andre. PORT. London. Wine & Food Society. 1949. first. 15pp. map. Maroon paper  boards.  $5.00

Another. 1951 edition. Spine lightly chipped  $5.00

Spence, Godfry. THE PORT COMPANION. Apple. London.. 1997. True First edition, 224pp. Illustrated.

Signed presentation copy to IO, IO bkplt, brief note from Spence, $50.00

Another. First American edition. Macmillian $10.00

Suckling, James.  VINTAGE PORT…The Ultimate Guide for Consumers, Collector’s and Investors. Wine Spectator Press. 1990. First edition. (1)-339, (xvi). Illustrated in color and b&w . $15.00

Another. Second edition. 1992. $12.50

Another. Second edition. 1992. No dj.  $10.00

Tait, G.M.   PORT FROM  THE VINE TO THE GLASS. London. Harper & Co. 1936. First edition. 174pp. Illustrated.  Introduction by Ernest Cockburn. A clean tight copy, showing minor binding wear, small bumped corners, minor spots – the binding could benefit from a cleaning.   $100.00

Thorne, John. A BIBLIOPHLIE’S  INN-SIGNIA. Barrel to Bottle Press. Dagenham, England. 1997. [xii],1-32pp.  8.25 X 5.75 inches Printed card cover, wire stitched. On the literature of Inn signs.   $3.33

Todd, Wm.J. PORT How to Buy , Serve, Store, and Drink it. Lond. Cape. 1926. Second impression.  Vintage charts.  DJ  $100.00

Torga, Miguel. GRAPE HARVEST(Douro). 1989. First. 302pp. Illustrated.  $75.00

Voss, Roger. GUIDE TO PORT AND SHERRY…….1993. 222pp. paperback.      $5.00

Port Bills of Lading

A Very Nice Holding of Port Bills of Lading dated From 1785 to 1823

Bills of leading are official records of shipping identifying; who the shippers was, the date, the name of the ship, the name of the Captain and what was being ship and to where. Also included on bills of lading is how the cargo was marked and in some cases the burnt mark or branded mark of the shipper cost of the shipping and the number of Bills of leading and usually signed by the captain as well as other terms and or conditions.

On the 1785 bill of lading the following information is written on a blank printed form.

James Brett is shipping of 29 pipes of Port Wine on April 25, 1785, on the ship Ann, captained by John Barnard, bound for the Port of London for Langston & Dixon and the cargo is marked LD1, LD2 and LDW at forty shillings per ton with three Bills of leading.

Bills of lading from this era have a very low survival rate due to several factors. I like Bills of lading as they are original source material that reveals a lot of history on a relatively small document. I am not aware of any writings or research on Port Bills of lading – an area of study worth pursuing.

Beginning around the middle of the 19th century, as the art of engraving began to flourish for commercial use and Bills of lading sometimes have nice engravings on them, often with maritime themes. which adds considerably to their value. While I have looked for such Bills in the shipment of Port, I haven’t been able to find any so executed.  I purchase most I came across and have photocopies of 30 others from the same period that I copied from archives in England.

While they are hard to find, very few collectors have ventured in the field of Port Bills of leading, probably because they are hard to find in the US. I have found most of mine in England – the destination for most Port leaving Oporto. My collection would make an excellent start. I should add the 18th century Bills of lading are quite rare.

My holding consists of 36 originals documents: 1 from 1785; 5 from 1798; 2 from 1811; 7 from 1812; 6 from 1815; 6 from 1818; 8 from 1822; and 3 from 1823.

The Collection $6,000.00  or reasonable offer

1. 1785 July 9   Shipped by James Brett 30 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Duchess of A??????, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, Thomas Brown Capt.

2. 1798 Oct 4?  Shipped by Joseph Monteiro de Almedia 100 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Resolution, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for Guernsey, Joaquim Wadrich? Capt.

3. 1798 Oct 12  Shipped by Joseph Monteiro ded Almedia 10 pipes & 20 hogsheads of Red Port Wine on the ship Gemini, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for Dublin, John Pickering Capt.

4. 1798 Oct 12   Shipped by Joseph Monteiro de Almedia 100 pipes  of Red Port Wine on the ship Esther, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, Thomas Fair Capt. Pickering Capt.

5. 1798 Oct 29   Shipped by Joseph Monteiro de Almedia 24 pipes red & 1 pipe White Porto Wine on the ship Blanford, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, Wm Stevenson Capt.

6. 1798 Oct 31   Shipped by_____ 1pipi Red Port Wine on the ship Chelmer, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for Plymouth, Thomas Stone Capt.

7. 1811 June 26    Shipped by Joaquim Jose de Figueiredo 50 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Beaver, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London with convoy, George Beaveridge Capt.

8. 1811 June 28    Shipped by Joaquim Jose de Figueiredo 3 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Union, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for Hull, Newcastle with concoy Richard Goodwin Capt.

9. 1812 Jun 30               Shipped by Charles Dixon & Morgan 6 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Friendship, riding at anchor in the River Thames bound for Exeter, Christopher Shear Capt.

10. 1812 July 2     Shipped by Joaquim Jose de Figueiredo 50 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Anson, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for Ipswich with convoy, Richard Goodwin Capt.

11. 1812 July 6     Shipped by Joaquim Jose de Figueiredo 20 pipes of Red Port Wine on the ship James, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for Cork & Dublin with convoy, John Jones Capt.

12. 1812 July 6     Shipped by Joaquim Jose de Figueiredo 1 Hogshead Red Port Wine on the ship Salamander, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for Hull with convoy, John Rose Capt.

13. 1812 July 9     Shipped by Joaquim Jose de Figueiredo 10 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship William & Mary, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for Bristol with convoy, John Ames Capt.

14. 1812 Sept 17  Shipped by Joaquim Jose de Figueiredo 10 pipes of Red Port Wine on the ship Amity, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for Portsmouth & South Hampton with convoy, Richard Cornish Capt.

15. 1812 Oct 24    Shipped by Joaquim Jose de Figueiredo 14 pipes and 2 hosheads  of Red Port Wine on the ship Helen, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for Colchester with convoy, Robert Kirk Capt.

16. 1815 May 31   Shipped by Joaquim Jose de Figueiredo 20 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Desire, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for Topsham, John Ramsey Cullen Capt.

17. 1815 May 31   Shipped by Joaquim Jose de Figueiredo 5 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Marshland, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, John Ditchburn Capt.

18. 1815 June 1    Shipped by Joaquim Jose de Figueiredo 20 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Aurora, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for Bristol, James Townsend Capt.

19. 1815 June 27  Shipped by Joaquim Jose de Figueiredo 10 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Marshland, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, John Ditchburn Capt.

20. 1815 July 4     Shipped by Joaquim Jose de Figueiredo 1 pipe Red Port Wine/cased on the ship York Merchant, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for Hull, John Thompson Capt.

21. 1815 July 29   Shipped by Joaquim Jose de Figueiredo 5 pipes, 10 hogsheads of Red Port Wine on the ship Robert & Ann, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, John Richard Simpson, Jr.  Capt.

22. 1818 Sept 23 Shipped by Dixon Allen 5 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Wallington, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, John Brown,  Capt.

23. 1818 Sept 23 Shipped by Dixon Allen 12 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Wallington, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, John Brown,  Capt.

24. 1818 Sept 23 Shipped by Dixon Allen 10 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Wallington, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, John Brown,  Capt.

25. 1818 Sept 23 Shipped by Dixon Allen 50 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Wallington, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, John Brown,  Capt.

26. 1818 Nov 18   Shipped by Dixon Allen 10 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Samuel, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, Andrew Bibbins?,  Capt.

27. 1822 Jan 18    Shipped by Dixon Allen 5 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Farrow? , riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, Thomas Barne,  Capt.

28. 1822 Feb 11   Shipped by Dixon Allen 18 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Salamanica? , riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London,  John Hicks?,  Capt.

29. 1822 June 21 Shipped by Dixon Allen 1 pipe Red Port Wine on the ship L____? , riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, William Gibbins,  Capt.

30. 1822 June 6    Shipped by Dixon Allen 5 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Union, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, H Kettle? Capt.

31. 1822 Aug 5     Shipped by Dixon Allen 20 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship ?____& Margaret, riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, James Tod,  Capt.

32. 1822 Sept 27  Shipped by Dixon Allen 10 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Rober & Ann , riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, George Stratham?,  Capt.

33. 1822 Sept 30 Shipped by Dixon Allen 4 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Rober & Ann , riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, George Stratham?,  Capt.

34. 1822 Sept 30 Shipped by Dixon Allen 5 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Rober & Ann , riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, George Stratham?,  Capt.

35. 1823 June 4    Shipped by Dixon Allen 20 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Lillian , riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, James Hutchinson?,  Capt.

36. 1823 Sept 24 Shipped by Dixon Allen 20 pipes Red Port Wine on the ship Perserverancc , riding at anchor in the Douro bound for London, John Innes?,  Capt.

A Life in the Port Trade

by James Symington, Oporto, Portugal

The Port Lover’s Library edition was planned in an edition of 100 numbered and signed copies. Only 88 copies were completed due to both printers and bindery waste, of which only 78 copies for sale.  The copies are signed in full by James Symington. The Port Lover’s Library edition is initialed by Isaac Oelgart as well.

A small edition was privately printed for The Symington Family for their private distribution and are not for sale. That work carries their imprint.

The book was cast and set in monotype Baskerville by David Wolfe and Ivy Derderian of David Wolfe Editions, as I eschew computer typesetting and polymer plates for letterpress printing, which in my mind is akin to drinking wine out of a plastic bag.

John Baskerville, 1706-1775, was born in Wolver-ley, England. He was a successful business man involved in japanning and papier-mâché business, but is best known as a typographer and Birmingham printer. He designed the typeface that is known “Baskerville” in 1757. Baskerville printed books for Cambridge University, et al.  In lieu of the fact Baskerville was an atheist, his opus, the splendid 1763 folio bible, is one of finest English language bibles of the 18th century.  His work influenced Ben Franklin who brought Baskerville’s type to the newly formed United States which was used on federal government publications and Franklin’s books. Baskerville as a typeface fell out of favor but was redrawn and revived by Bruce Rogers in 1917. After printing A Life.., the type was destroyed save for hand full of type which I kept as a memento.

The paper was imported from Germany from the Hahnemühle Paper Company which was originally founded in 1584. Hahnemühle Biblio is a 150g sheet, wove finish, with two watermarks per sheet. It is a 31 x 42 inch mould made sheet, made one sheet at time and as such has natural deckles on its edges. The sheet was cut into quarters, for an approximate 15 ½ X 21 press sheet now with two deckle edges. It was printed 4-up and 4to folded for an approximate 7 ¼ x 10 ½ page size. – a very pleasant proportion, with ample margins. The endpapers are Hahnemühle Bugra 150g laid finish.  Both sheets are neutral ph.

The book was hand printed on a mechanical Vandercook cylindrical proofing press, one press sheet and one color at a time. The work was printed in two colors.

The book was smythe sewn and case bound in blue cloth over .120 neutral ph boards, stamp in gilt from copper dies by Acme Bookbinding – America’s oldest contentiously operating bindery, which was established in 1820.

A Life… is illustrated with 13 hand tipped illustrations from old and new photographs. The illustrations were printed offset and digitally on Mohawk neutral ph paper and tipped in by hand using a neutral ph adhesive.

Designed by Isaac Oelgart, the PLL edition produced by John J Hayes 3rd.

The Symington edition produced by The Symington Family Estates: A Life In The Port Trade began in Graham’s Lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia , Portugal in 2003.  The Symington’s were sponsoring a dinner for the Institute do Vinho do Porto press tour, of which I was part of. I sat next to James and in due course asked him if he would be interested in writing a Portonian Series essay for the Port Lover’s Library. He agreed, and over the next year the scope and format changed several times and grew into the present volume.  The Symington’s and their Symington Family Estates are the quintessential Port shippers and James gives an excellent account of his life in the Port trade. They have the largest share of the Port trade business, with brands such as  Graham’s, Dow’s, Warre’s, Quinta do Vesuvio, Smith Woodhouse,  Newman’s, Cockburn’s as well as Madeira’s and still wines. They are one of the three remaining members of the British Factory House in Oporto and members of the most prestigious Primum Familiae Vini.  James is retired and his son Rupert now takes his spot along with his cousins in the Symington’s operation.

Price: $400.00 per copy postpaid by check or paypal.  To reserve, order or examine a copy please contact Isaac via email: Isaacoelgart AT gmail DOT com  (type with the usual symbols)

1514 NE 14th Avenue
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Portland, Oregon 97232
Tel:  [503] 288 3606    email:  Isaacoelgart AT gmail DOT com  (type with the usual symbols)