Such a fun find! This antique book, The Grape Culturist: A Treatise on the Cultivation of the Native Grape, is the new and enlarged edition printed by Orange Judd & Company in 1867, in New York. It covers a range of subjects for growing grapes, everything the home grape enthusiast or professional grape grower needed to know in the 19th century.
A wonderful addition to your wine cellar, especially, or of course to any collection of antique books. A stellar gift, together with a few amazing vintages of your favorite wine, for someone you love. This book came from a very persnickety collector, it is in stunning condition for a book of this age. The pages have yellowed somewhat which is to be expected, it looks like the book collector has had a professional re-cover the spine with gilt lettering.