Roermond, The Netherlands: Kavino, (2009). First Edition. Hardcover. Folio size, 498 pp. Fine / near fine. Item #CNJL1409
Chateauneuf-du-Pape is renowned for the quality of its wine, which has been produced in this region for well over a thousand years. It is "synonomous with generosity, smoothness, long aging, and ability to pair with many kinds of food" (Michel Blanc, foreword). This book promises to be "one of the most fascinating and profound [books about the region]. Harry Karis has devoted the last four years of his life to exploring, investigating, comprehending, and profiling one of the world's greatest wines: the sun-drenched Provence appellation called Chateauneuf-du-Pape. A tour de force, his book will be the definitive work on this region for many years to come" (Robert M. Parker, Jr., foreword).
___DESCRIPTION: Illustrated boards, title in gilt on front and spine, other lettering in white, pictorial endpapers and title page, the volume is replete with colour photographs, illustrations, charts and maps; folio size (12" by 9.25"), pagination: [i-iv] being preliminaries, i-iv [v-vi] includes Forewords, Introduction, and Table of Contents, [1-2] 3-488. The dust jacket is unclipped although no printed price is present, jacket spine mirrors the book on the panels and spine, front flap with a short summary of the book, back flap with author photo and bio.
___CONDITION: Volume fine, the binding is clean and without wear, the text block is strong and square with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and the volume is entirely free of prior owner markings. The unclipped dust jacket is near fine with only slight overall edgewear; a handsome presentation of a wine beloved by connoisseurs around the world.
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