Bordeaux: P. Chaumas, Libraire-Editeur, 1853.
Stated third edition. One of a number of books that were published on the heels of the Restoration (the first edition of this work was issued 1824). Clive Coates puts it among "the first comprehensive accounts of the wines of Bordeaux" (Grand Vins, 1995). Some light soiling internally, pulled at the title page/frontispiece, otherwise very good. In publisher's half green calf, over marbled boards. With the ownership signature, "Property of Frederick Wildman, NY City, Sept. 1933". Dated just three months before the 21st Amendment of the United States Constitution (December 5th, 1933), which accomplished the repeal of Prohibition, and prior to the founding of the firm that was to become Frederick Wildman & Sons Ltd. (founded in 1934), the oldest, still operating wine importer in the United States. [Simon BV page 95; Simon BG page 69].