Trait sur la nature et sur la culture de la vigne:

BIDET Nicolas.; DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU Henri-Louis (1759)


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sur le vin, la façon de la faire, et la manière de le bien gouverner. Àl'usage des différens vignobles du Royaume de France.


Second Edition. Two Vols. Small 8vo (163 x 97mm). xxiv, 534, [2]; [2], 304., with one folding table and fifteen engraved plates. A good clean and crisp copy, a couple of plates a little creased. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines, red morocco labels, blue marbled edges (joints and edges carefully refurbished).


Paris: Chez Savoye, 

Simon BV p.15. First published in 1752 as a much shorter work of 102 pages. 


The second - greatly expanded edition - of one of the most important French books on viticulture.


Following the publication of the first edition of this work in 1752 Bidet spent an enormous amount of time visiting vineyards in France gathering knowledge from the actual working people who tended the vines. This second edition is more than eight times the length of the original and is a comprehensive encyclopedia of French wine production. The first edition concentrated largely on the viticultural methods of Bidet's native Champagne region, but this present edition is far more wide ranging and compares methods used across France. Bidet was also sommelier to Marie-Antoinette.


The highly detailed plates illustrated the various different types of apparatus required in the winemaking process.


Stock Code: 219129

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