Paris: Roger Dion, 1959. Original wraps. Quarto size, 780 pp., in French, inscribed by the author. Very good +. Item #CNJL2087
This book offers a unique study of the history of winemaking in France: with an emphasis on geography and the social influences on the development of different wines, the book treats winemaking with a humanistic approach, connecting the process to the broader movements of civilization while also providing a solid history of vineyards and winemaking in France. The book covers many different regions in France, and includes black-and-white maps marked with the various vineyards that populate the area, as well as specifc grapes that are grown there. Towards the back of the book are a series of photographs of different vineyards and landscapes. The volume is in original paper wrappers with most signatures unopened, in the traditional French style.
___DESCRIPTION: Original paper wrappers, brown lettering on the front wrapper and spine, it appears that most signatures are unopened, black-and-white maps of different regions of France throughout, fourteen pages of black-and-white photographs of vineyards and landscapes toward the back of the book; quarto size (10" by 6.5"), pagination: [i-vii] viii-xii  2-768, number 777 of an unknown quantity, inscribed "A ---------- / cet hommage charge de souvenirs" by the author. Please note that the volume is in French.
___CONDITION: Volume is better than very good, interior is bright and clean, maps and photographs are sharp and clean; wrappers are clean except for minor soiling, last two pages with old damp stain and several preceeding pages with damp stain in the margins, wrapper had started to detach from text block but is now restored.
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