The American Vine-Dresser's Guide. New and Revised Edition.

New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1872.

Octavo, 123 pages. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Facing English and French texts. Third edition, an early facsimile of the original G.&C. Carwill edition of 1827. In 1829, Cargill issued a slightly expanded edition with some changes in the translation. Loubat was among the first to recognize the potential of American soil for quality wine grapes. He claims to have planted as many as eleven hundred vines in New Jersey and Long Island, all imported from his fathers nurseries in the Gironde and Lot. His Long Island nursery was along the banks of the East River, on what is now the Brooklyn waterfront. The vines were dug out and – according to Pinney - "the vineyard property was sold for building lots". Internally fine, but with some wear to the head and foot of the spine, and the spine faded; in somewhat spotty lavender pebbled cloth, the title brightly stamped in gold. [Gabler 28040].

Price: $200.00