Open Air Grape Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Garden and Vineyard Culture of the Vine, and the Manufacture of Domestic Wine... in the Northern and Middle States. To which is added a selection of examples of American vineyard practice, and a carefully prepared description of the Thomery System.

New York: C. M. Saxton, 1862.

Octavo (19 x 13 cm.), xvi, [17]-375, 8 pages. Detailed table of contents. Five page bibliography of grape culture. Publisher's advertisements at end. FIRST EDITION. A classic of early American vineyard work and winemaking. Includes a section on the "manufacture of wine", as well as an appendix titled, "Examples of American Vineyard Practice, and a much longer appendix titled "The Thomery System of Grape Culture". Small dampstain to lower fore corner of text block, otherwise very good in publisher's gilt-titled, textured green cloth. Ink ownership signature to the free front endpaper. [Gabler (2nd edition) 33950; Amerine & Borg 2614].

Price: $300.00

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