Boston: Dutton & Wentworth, 1848. Second edition - enlarged. 247 pp, frontispiece and 2 engraved plates, many engraved illustrations in the text, octavo, original printed wrappers. Wrappers quite worn and toned, text foxed. Good. Item #23629
Originally published in 1847. 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. Amerine & Borg 30; Gabler (2nd ed.) 7232.