“THE CULTIVATION OF GRAPES HAS AT THE PRESENT DAY ASSUMED AN IMPORTANCE IN THIS COUNTRY WHICH, 50 YEARS AGO, NO ONE COULD HAVE CONTEMPLATED”
THOMSON, William. A Practical Treatise on the Cultivation of the Grape Vine. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood, 1862. Octavo, original green cloth. $600.
Second edition, the first to feature Thomson’s important chapter on open-air cultivation of the grape vine.
In the preface to this edition, Thomson writes, “”I have made additions to several of the Chapters… I have also added a Chapter on the Open-Air Cultivation of the Vine, having discovered that my excluding that aspect of its culture from the First Edition was a source of regret to many.” From the time of its initial publication, this work was “immediately popular” and, by 1875, “10,000 copies had been sold” (Gabler G38890). With publisher’s advertisements. The first edition was published the same year. See Simon, 50. Booklabel.
Text generally fine, only minor rubbing and soiling to original cloth. A lovely near-fine copy.