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An Elementary Treatise on American Grape Culture and Wine Making (Paperback) Loot Price: R291
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An Elementary Treatise on American Grape Culture and Wine Making (Paperback): Peter B. Mead
An Elementary Treatise on American Grape Culture and Wine Making (Paperback): Peter B. Mead

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An Elementary Treatise on American Grape Culture and Wine Making (Paperback)

Peter B. Mead

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 Excerpt: ... CONCLUSION. Our labor of love is now done, except a few words of explanation and acknowledgment. Some five years ago, in our " Hints," we promised to write a work on Grape Culture, the design then comprehending two volumes, and we have been constantly reminded of it since; but circumstances unnecessary to explain prevented us, till within a few weeks past, from even beginning the text. The engravings, however, were put in hand; but their execution was so unsatisfactory that they were thrown aside. There is but one man that we know of who can make a really truthful engraving of the wood of the grape vine, and he has acquired the ability to do so after years of training under Dr. Grant. "VVe refer to Mr. Henry Holton, whose work is so truthful and spirited in execution as to extort our praise. There, has been nothing done in this country or Europe to compare with it. Even copies from the French, it will be seen, become new things in his hands. To Mr. Holton, then, we had recourse; but for various reasons the engravings " dragged their slow length along." They might have been hastened by copying and transferring; but that would not quite suit our sense of propriety. We therefore applied to Dr. Grant for permission to take electrotypes from some of his engravings, and got more than we asked for. The answer came that we could have whatever we wanted. It therefore becomes our pleasing duty to make an acknowledgment befitting such generous liberality, and we do it very heartily. It may not interest the public, but it concerns us much whether we make use of the property of others with or without their approbation. It is thus that we have been enabled to illustrate the present volume with the most beautiful vine portraits that have ever been given to the public, an...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Peter B. Mead
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 74
ISBN-13: 978-1-4588-1045-8
Barcode: 9781458810458
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LSN: 1-4588-1045-3

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