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Wine]: Rixford, E. H.
THE WINE PRESS AND THE CELLAR. A MANUAL FOR THE WINE-MAKER AND THE CELLAR-MAN
Payot, Upham & Co / D. Van Nostrand, San Francisco & New York, 1883. xxii,[2],240pp. Octavo. Chocolate brown cloth, stamped in bind, lettered and decorated in gilt. Frontis, errata and illustrations. Patch of lower fore-edge of upper board (3 cm) scraped, slightly dusty, endsheets uniformly tanned, but a very good copy. First edition of "the earliest California imprint devoted solely to wine making as distinct from vine growing . [It] is a detailed manual for California winemakers based largely on methods used in France ." - Gabler. The author, an attorney by profession, maintained the La Questa Vineyard in San Mateo County. Haraszthy praised this work as "about the best book on viticulture that has been written for many a year." With the 1893 pencil ownership signature, on the front free endsheet, of a member of the DuVivier family, principals of the prominent New York wine and liquor merchants, DuVivier & Co. There are a few scattered pencil marginal annotations and comments, in a small hand and largely in the first half of the text. GABLER G36200. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
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