Paris: Louis Larmat, (1951). Wraps. Octavo size, 435 pp., in French. Very good +. Item #CNJL279
The wine region of Champagne in France is world-renowned for its production of sparkling wine, and this volume details the history and production of wine from the region; written by Georges Chappaz (1874-1953), who was the honorary Inspector General of Agriculture and a member of the Academy of Agriculture in France. This is the second part of a larger set, but stands on its own for the Champagne region.
The book contains numerous black-and-white photographs of the grape-growing and wine-making processes, as well as a four-colour map showing were various wines are produced in Champagne. Chappaz includes a myriad of information on the making of wine, such as the climate and typography of the region, divisions within the vineyards, and old cultural practices in Champagne.
___DESCRIPTION: Cream cardstock paper wraps extended to form front and rear flaps, red and black lettering and publisher's device on the front wrap, black lettering with same publisher's device on the spine, publisher's device in red and black on the rear wrap, all edges uncut, most signatures unopened, black-and-white photographs throughout, four-colour fold-out map titled "Les vins de Champagne", folded into six sections, tipped in after the last page of text; octavo size (9.25" by 7.25"), pagination: [i-xiv] xv-xvi [xvii-xviii] [1-2] 3-413 [414-417]. Please note the text is in French.
___CONDITION: Volume is very good plus, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; wraps are clean overall with some slight soiling, shallow creases to the spine and slight rubbing to the head and tail of the spine, some cracking at the front hinge, and the folded map has a few creases.
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