A Practical Treatise on the Culture and Treatment of the Grape Vine: Embracing its History. with Directions for its treatment, in the United States of America, in the open air, and under glass structures, with and without artificial heat. Third Edition - Revised and Enlarged.

New York: C.M. Saxton & Company, 1855.

Octavo, 330, 6 pages. Frontispiece, two plates and numerous illustrations in the text. Advertising. Later printing. Gabler notes that several printing, in several cities, claim to be the "Third Edition - Revised and Enlarged". Allen, a grape grower in Salem, Massachusetts, produced the first widely distributed hybrid of labrusca and vinifera. Pinney, in A History of Wine in America, states that the hybrid was "the first such grape actually to be distributed for cultivation, and so had the important functioning of establishing the fact against all doubters that the native vinifera-cross could be made practical." With a contemporary owner inscription of Henry Quinby of Mendon [Mass.]. Small water stain to front board of original blind-stamped and gilt-titled brown cloth. Good or better. [Gabler G7232 (for the first edition)].

Price: $300.00