THE CULTIVATION OF THE NATIVE GRAPE, AND MANUFACTURE OF AMERICAN WINES: Husmann, George [1827-1902] THE CULTIVATION OF THE NATIVE GRAPE, AND MANUFACTURE OF AMERICAN WINES: Husmann, George [1827-1902] THE CULTIVATION OF THE NATIVE GRAPE, AND MANUFACTURE OF AMERICAN WINES: Husmann, George [1827-1902]

THE CULTIVATION OF THE NATIVE GRAPE, AND MANUFACTURE OF AMERICAN WINES

Husmann, George [1827-1902]

Published by Geo. E. Woodward, New York, 1870
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Early reprint (copyright 1866), 12mo. (19 cm.) vii, [1]10-192p. Illustrated with 38 black and white figures, including several engravings of grape clusters. Includes 13p. of Statistics of grape culture. Green pebble grain cloth blocked in blind and with gilt decorations on the spine. Wear to extremities with the corners rubbed through, fraying at the top and bottom of the spine with a bit of loss, gilt slightly dulled, just hints of foxing in the textblock, all figures in fine condition, else very good to near fine with no internal markings. Most all you want to know about American grape culture and wine-making from an early American source. Born in Prussia in 1827, George Husmann emigrated to the United States in 1837 and settled with his family in Philadelphia in the German Settlement Society, which intended to establish a "New German Fatherland" in America. In the winter of 1838¿1839 the Husmanns moved to Hermann, Missouri, a colony established in 1837 to promote the society¿s ideals. The colony harvested a grape crop in 1845 and began bottling wine in 1846. By 1847 George Husmann ¿ ultimately the ¿father¿ of commercial grape growing in Missouri ¿ had planted the first vineyard on his father¿s farm. After a stint in the gold mines of California, Husmann inherited the property of his brother and began planting vineyards and orchards on what became a model fruit farm in Missouri. During the 1850s Husmann¿s fame as a viticulturist spread throughout the state. Initially successful with the Norton¿s Virginia, he introduced the Concord variety into Missouri in 1855. In 1859 he built a winery in Hermann and helped found the Missouri Fruit Growers¿ Association, which became the Missouri Horticultural Society in 1861. In 1862 he published his first of several works on grape growing. In 1865 Husmann became a charter member of the Missouri State Board of Agriculture, serving as vice president from 1867 to 1868. In 1866 he produced his influential Cultivation of the Native Grape and Manufacture of American Wines, a work published in four editions. [information from Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial. Bookseller Inventory # 008235

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Title: THE CULTIVATION OF THE NATIVE GRAPE, AND ...

Publisher: Geo. E. Woodward, New York

Publication Date: 1870

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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