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The American Grape Grower's Guide
New York: C. M. Saxton,, 1852. New York: C. M. Saxton,, 1852. Intended Especially for the American Climate. Being a Practical Treatise on the Cultivation of the Grape-Vine in Each Department of Hot House, Cold Grapery, retarding House, and Out Door Culture. With Plans for the Construction of the Requisite Buildings, and Giving the Best Methods of Heating the Same. Every Department Being Fully Illustrated. Octavo. Original green pebble-grain cloth elaborately blocked in blind with grapevine design, titles to spine gilt, cream endpapers. Engraved frontispiece, diagrams and illustrations throughout the text. Contemporary pencilled marginalia. Cloth a little rubbed at extremities, some wear at the corners, a few minor spots to contents. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, with the publisher listed as Saxton on both the title and copyright pages; the second printing gives "Orange Judd" as the publisher on the title page. This attractive and detailed illustrated guide to growing grapes in the United States was highly influential. Included is information on varieties, types of greenhouses and methods of cultivation, diseases and pests, pruning, propagation, and management of the vines during their early years and maturity.
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