New York: C. M. Saxton, 25 Park Row, 1862. Decorative Cloth. Early printing of this detailed guide to cultivating grapes in the New World. Crown 8vo (182 x 114mm): xii,,12-204pp, with frontispiece and 32 illustrations in text. Publisher's brown cloth, covers elaborately blind-stamped with grape-and-vine motif, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Light occasional spotting, but an excellent example in original cloth (and scarce thus), tightly bound and generally clean throughout. Noling, p.105. Amerine & Borg 887 (first edition). Gabler G16220 (Orange Judd edition). Fine. Item #BB1966
Originally published in 1852 (also published in New York the same year by Orange Judd & Company), followed by second edition in 1860, with many subsequent and revised editions attesting to its popularity. Includes list of European grapes suitable for indoor cultivation and discusses such American varieties as isabella, catawba, diana, and concord for outdoor planting; with plans for construction of hot houses and greenhouses and instructions for pruning, training, and methods of propagation, as well as descriptions of diseases and insects pests and the means to prevent and destroy them. Chorlton's guides were based on his long experience as head gardener to J. C. Green of Staten Island, following his arrival from England in 1848. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).