Washington: Government Printing Office, 1892. First edition. 222 pp., 25 plates, including 7 chromolithographs, 11 from photos, 7 engraved; ctavo, origianl burgundy cloth with gilt spine titles, Some rubbing to covers, old private library stamps to title pages, else very good. Item #23618
An important work on a pest devasting to the vineyards of California and throughout the southwest. The vine disease caused by the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa was discovered by plant pathologist Newton B. Pierce (1856-1916) and is now officially known as Pierce's Diseaase. Scarce. Amerine & Borg 2621; Gabler II 34000.