Essai sur les Variétés de la Vigne qui végètent en Andalousie…traduit par L. M. C. [the Marquis de Caumels]. Simón de ROJAS CLEMENTE Y. RUBIO.
Essai sur les Variétés de la Vigne qui végètent en Andalousie…traduit par L. M. C. [the Marquis de Caumels].

The Grapes of Andalucia

Essai sur les Variétés de la Vigne qui végètent en Andalousie…traduit par L. M. C. [the Marquis de Caumels].

One folding handcolored engraved plate & six folding printed tables on four sheets. xvi, 418 pp. 8vo, cont. tree calf (minor foxing), flat spine nicely gilt (minor defect at foot of spine), red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Poulet, 1814.

First edition in French (1st ed.: Madrid, 1807), large paper copy, of this uncommon work on the grapes cultivated in Andalucia. Rojas (1777-1827), librarian of the royal botanical garden of Madrid, describes the grapes’ characteristics, tastes, and uses as a commercial crop for eating and for making wine. He describes more than 120 varieties, providing details on their various local names, qualities, and areas of cultivation. Chapter Four discusses earlier writers on viticulture including Cato, Pliny, Isidor of Seville, Crescenzio, Liger, Béguillet, Rozier, and others.

Fine copy. This was a popular text with a German translation appearing in 1821.

❧ Simon, Bibliotheca Gastronomica, 352. Simon, Bibliotheca Vinaria, p. 115.

Price: $4,500.00

Item ID: 5608

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