Sacramento: James J. Ayers, Supt. State Printing, 1884. First edition. Original embossed brown cloth with gilt spine title; octavo; 184, 67, 61, 62 pp. Many engraved illustrations in the text. Folding table. Neat repair to spine head, spotting at bottom of front board, else very good. Item #23657
This voume contains both the second and third reports of the Chief Executive Viticultural Officer to the Board of State Viticultural Commissioners. The 3 appendices are bound together with the report, separately paged and with individual title pages: Appendix I. The Chaintre System of Pruning and Conducting the Vine. Appendix II. Practical Manual of Pruning as Practiced near Bordeaux. Appendix III. Different Methods of Grafting the Vine. An important document in the history of the wine industry in California with much about the phyloxera epidemic, an ampelography of California grape varieties, etc. Amerine & Borg 673; Gabler G12425.