18 December 2002
MAS, Alphonse (1817-1875) & Victor PULLIAT. Le Vignoble ou histoire, culture et description... des vignes a raisins de table et a raisins de cuve. Paris: Pierre Barbier for G.Masson, 1874-1879.
3 volumes, 8o (263 x 172 mm). Half-titles. 288 chromolithographic plates by Becquet, Severeyns after Alexina Lecomte Cherpin. (6 plates with titles trimmed, few plates with imprints or headlines shaved, adhesion from tissue guards on a few plates, occasional light browning at edges.) Nineteenth-century half morocco, stamped "M.H.S." at foot of spine. Provenance: Massachusetts Horticultural Society (bookplate; binding; shelfmarks; stamps).
FIRST EDITION. A fine copy of this interesting work on grapes, with notes on each varieties history, cultivation and taste. Nissen BBI 1294. (3)
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