“BEST BOOK ON THE CULTURE OF THE GRAPEVINE”
MOHR, Frederick. The Grape Vine: A Practically Scientific Treatise on Its Management. Explained from His Own Experiences and Researches, in a Thorough and Intelligible Manner, for Vineyardists and Amateurs in Garden and Vine Culture. New York: Orange Judd, (1867). Slim octavo, original gilt-stamped brown cloth. $800.
First edition in English of one of the 19th century’s leading works on grape cultivation, with 20 in-text wood-engravings.
Translated from the German Der Weinstock und der Wein (1864), this recognized authority on the cultivation of grapevines, by one of the great chemists of Europe, is accompanied by hints on the propagation and general treatment of American varieties by Charles Siedhof (under the pseudonym "Horticola"). "Considered in Germany to be the best book on the culture of the grapevine" (Gabler G30030). With three pages of advertisements. Simon, 42.