New York: C. M. Saxton, 1855. Third edition - enlarged and revised. 330 pp. + 6 pages adverts at rear, frontispiece and 2 engraved plates, many engraved illustrations in the text, small octavo, black cloth embossed in gilt and blind. Slight wear to spine head, plates quite toned, else very good. Item #23624
John Fisk Allen is credited with producing and marketing the first hybrid between the native American grape "Vitis labrusca" and the European "Vitis vinifera." "Allen's Hybrid" was a major breakthrough for American viticulture. Originally published in 1847. Amerine & Borg 32; Gabler (2nd ed.) 7232.