The Vineyards and Wine Cellars of California. An Essay on Early California Winemaking by Thomas Hardy. First Published in Adelaide, Australia, in 1885. Edited and with an Introduction by Thomas Pinney and a Foreword by Robert Mondavi
1994·San Francisco, CA:
by Thomas Hardy (1830-1912)
San Francisco, CA:: Book Club of California,, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 204. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies at the Yolla Bolly Press, Covelo, California. Typefaces are Linotype Weiss and foundry Albertus, set at Anchor & Acorn Press, Petaluma, and the Yolla Bolly Press. Printed on Mohawk Superfine paper, duotone photographs and color reproductions printed at Phelps/Schaefer Litho-Graphics, San Francisco. Bound by Cardoza-James Bindings Co., San Francisco. Folio. 12 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. (xxvi), 64,  pp. Illustrated throughout with historical duotone photographs of the California wine industry during the last half of the nineteenth century and chromolithographic illustrations of wine industry trade cards and labels mounted in the text which illustrate the sophisticated state of advertising art during the second half of the nineteenth century; text clean, un-marked. Decorated paper over boards, quarter purple cloth, printed paper spine label, housed in original paper slip case; binding square and tight. Fine. Thomas Hardy was an English-born Australian vigneron who began with a 3/4-acre planting of Shiraz and Grenache vines in 1853, and over the next 4 or 5 decades expanded his operations to become an important international wine merchant under the name Thomas Hardy & Sons Ltd. Hardy's "Notes on Vineyards in America and Europe" appeared in 1885; this volume contains excerpts about the California vineyards Hardy visited. This volume also contains "useful notes and a new introduction by Professor Thomas Pinney." "This publication is a vade mecum for anyone interested in the history and development of one of California's most important industries." From the Foreword by Robert Mondavi. (Inventory #: GG217-021)
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