Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1929. First edition. Original printed wrappers, 7 x 10 inches, 80pp. 30 b/w photo plates of grapes and grape leaves. Fine, entirely clean and unworn. Item #23546
This prohibition-era ampelography aims to sort out and identify the many black wine grape varieties found in California. Plates show leaves and fruit bunches. tables classify the grapes by juice color and described vine growth habit and berry shape and size. Many of the varieties are just now being reintroduced into California's wine industry. Scarce. Gabler (2nd ed.) 33590. Scarce.