I don't how many times an opportunity like this comes along but the time is here now. Yesterday I found a first edition copy of Vinetum Britannicum: A Treatise of Cider from 1676 for sale on Ebay of all places. Gotta love the internet eh? The book has it's original full leather binding and looks like a beautiful copy.
Own a piece of real cider history for what could be a reasonable price. At the time of this posting the current bid is only $224. A bargain but sure to go higher as the auction end approaches.
Here is the auction's description:
VINETUM BRITANNICUM: OR, A TREATISE OF CIDER, AND SUCH OTHER WINES AND DRINKS THAT ARE EXTRACTED FROM ALL MANNER OF FRUITS GROWING IN THE KINGDOM. TOGETHER WITH THE METHOD OF PROPAGATING ALL FORTS OF VINOUS FRUIT-TREES. AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW-INVENTED INGENIO OR MILL, FOR THE MORE EXPEDITIOUS AND BETTER MAKING OF CIDER. ALSO THE RIGHT METHOD OF MAKING METHEGLIN AND BIRCH-WINE. With Copper-Plates. By J. W. Gent. London: Printed by J[ames]. C[ottrell]. for Tho. Dring, over against the Inner-temple-gate; and Tho. Burrel, at the Golden-ball under St. Dunstan’s Church in Fleet-street. 1676 . First edition. Octavo, ( 4 3/4" X 7 1/4"). In original full leather binding. All edges marbled. , 186,  pages,  leaves of plates. Some minor wear to corners and ends of spine otherwise the original binding is in extremely good condition! The text is in FINE CONDITION! As with all of my rare items I am starting this auction at $9.99 with NO RESERVE!
Well they are likely to pull this link in 90 days but the Vinetum Britannicum sold for $1975 this evening at around 5 PM Pacific time.