Author: William Thompson
Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood & Sons, 1865
Fourth Enlarged Edition “In this edition I have made such additions to the body of the work as further experience has suggested; and have added two more Chapters on subjects of importance connected with grape culture”.
8vo., original blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering on the upper cover, the spine has the title written in ink. Pp.78 plus 32 pp. publishers’ catalogue from William Blackwood. Endpapers replaced otherwise a very good, bright and strong copy.
Famous treatise on the management of vines under glass by Thomson who was gardener to the Duke of Buccleuch and established the first vineyard in Scotland - Tweed Vineyards. He also includes a short section on outside rearing. It was written at the time of the great phylloxera epidemic - his solution being to burn the infected vines and any in their vicinity. He has a section on various other vine diseases.