Boston: J. E. Tilton & Co., 1867. First edition. Hardcover. 355 pp., illustrated with engraved vignette title page (with title as "Cultivation of the Grape"), headpieces, tailpiece, 40 text figures; octavo, original green cloth with gilt spine title, top edge gilt. Mild wear to covers, front free endpaper skinned at hinge, else about fine. Item #22760
Fairly scarce American viticultural work described by Gabler as a "well-researched contribution to that body of literature by a Massachusetts vintner and nurseryman covers all aspects of the cultivation of the grape and the development of of grape growing and wine making in the United States and Europe. The author discusses the prices of famous Bordeaux wines and even analyzes the soil of Chateau Margaux." The first chaper includes acknowledgment of California's growing importance in grape growing and wine making. (Gabler 2nd ed. G40540).