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THOMSON, William. A practical treatise on the cultivation of the grape vine.

Edinburgh. William Blackwood and Sons, 1871. Seventh edition.
8vo. [2], viii, 102pp. With a half-title, an 8pp terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue, and several engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
A crisp copy of William Thomson's (1814-1895) immensely popular monograph on viticulture. Thomson, a skilled horticulturalist, served as gardener to the Duke of Buccleuch, establishing the Tweed Vineyards, Clovenfords - the first vineyard in Scotland. This seventh edition includes a chapter on the preparation of young vines for planting not found in previous printings. First published in 1862, the work would reach 10 editions by 1890.
£ 100.00 Antiquates Ref: 18507