A Practical Treatise On The Cultivation Of The Grape Vine On Open Walls. First American Edition.

Boston: William D. Ticknor; Marden & Kimball, Printers, 1837.

Octavo, sewn on cords (23.5 x 14.5 cm.), vii, [2 leaves], 210, 16 pages. Illustrated with several diagrams in the text. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION; originally published London 1835. "Vines were cultivated in England at the time of this publication only against walls, upon roofs of buildings and under glass. Hoare's treatise on the cultivation of the grape vine in this manner became the standard reference work." (Hedrick. History of Horticulture in America, page 266). The author owned and operated a vineyard near Chichester, England before moving to Southampton around 1840. In this work, he endeavored "to embody all the necessary points of culture, with the principles on which they are founded; and also to arrange in them in such a manner, as to make their practical application a matter of easy attainment". The final chapter is a descriptive catalogue of twelve sorts of grapes most suitably adapted for culture on open walls. George W. Brimmer of the Horticultural Society of Massachusetts introduces the book, "Permit me to dedicate to you a reprint of Mr. Hoare's Practical Treatise... I am persuaded that a cursory perusal of it will indicate the causes of the general failure of our vines, and that a strict adherence to the severe discipline so clearly illustrated by the author will restore the confidence of horticulturalists of Boston and its vicinity in the capacity of the climate to mature in the open air some of the best varieties of foreign grapes." First few leaves water-stained. Some bumping and dog-earring to corners. Text block sound. Lacking the front panel of the wrapper. Good. In archival folding stiff "box". With an ink ownership inscrtiption to the title page, "L.G. Barnes, Hillsboro, 1839". [Gabler G24040 (UK first)].

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