(New York: Orange Judd Company, 1899). 190 x 125 mm. (7 1/2 x 4 3/4"). xi, , 11-211 pp.,  leaves (ads). A New Edition.
Publisher's terra cotta-colored blind-embossed buckram, smooth spine with gilt titling, floral endpapers. With frontispiece and numerous illustrations in the text, one of these full-page. Gabler G16220 (First Edition). ◆A hint of browning to edges of leaves, but a very fine copy, clean and fresh internally, in an unworn binding.
First published in 1852, this influential viticultural work is full of practical advice for American growers, providing a month-by-month calendar of operations. As noted by Gabler, "Chorlton's guides to cultivation of European grapes under glass were based on his experiences as gardener to J. C. Green of Staten Island. Chorlton gives a long list of European grapes suitable for indoor cultivation and suggests the American varieties isabella, catawba, diana, and concord for outdoors." Though practical guides such as this were often put through some use, the present copy is an exception and has survived in an excellent state of preservation inside and out. (ST15736i)