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

New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872.

Octavo (18 x 13 cm.), 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 to 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 father's 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". Lower corner of free front end paper chipped, otherwise internally very good. With some wear to the head and foot of the spine and the spine faded; in lavender pebbled cloth, the title brightly gilt-stamped. [Gabler 28040].

Price: $200.00