October Dawn: A Short and Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Home Made Wines from the Native Grapes of New England.

Cambridge: Printed Privately at the Riverside Press, 1926.

Octavo (20 x 14 cm.), x, [3], 2-63 pages. FIRST EDITION. An interesting manual of home wine production, published during prohibition. Beyond the practical concerns of a manual, the book also puts the making and consumption of wine into a context of the rhythms of human health and happiness and of nature. ~ Some light soiling to endpapers; Tan, cloth-backed, paper covered boards, printed with title and with a chromolithograph die-cut of a grape bunch pasted to cover; some spotting and rubbing to cover. Near very good. With the ownership inscription of William L. Allen of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, Harvard graduate and breeder of prized Silver Spangled Hamburgs (chickens). The inscription includes the phrase, “From the authoress”. [Gabler 39510].

Price: $90.00

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