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"THE JOHNNY APPLESEED OF THE GRAPE, URGING EVERY AMERICAN TO PLANT THE VINE AND MAKE WINE"

HUSMANN, George. Cultivation of the Native Grape. New York, 1866.

First edition of Husmann's landmark "first substantial book," published the year after the end of the Civil War, written in a Whitmanesque spirit that heralds his vision of a "glorious land of the free with smiling vineyards," featuring 13 full-page and numerous in-text illustrations, in original gilt-stamped cloth. $1300.

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"THE JOHNNY APPLESEED OF THE GRAPE, URGING EVERY AMERICAN TO PLANT THE VINE AND MAKE WINE"

HUSMANN, George. Cultivation of the Native Grape. New York, 1866.

First edition of Husmann's landmark "first substantial book," published the year after the end of the Civil War, written in a Whitmanesque spirit that heralds his vision of a "glorious land of the free with smiling vineyards," featuring 13 full-page and numerous in-text illustrations, in original cloth. $1300.

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