HOARE, Clement (1789-1849)
A Practical Treatise on the Cultivation of the Grape Vine on Open Walls ... Second edition
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1837. 8vo. (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches). vii, , , 210pp. plus 16pp. publisher's ads in the rear. Half-title.
Contemporary brown cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine titled in gilt.
An influential 19th century work on the cultivation of the grape.
The author owned and operated a vineyard near Chichester before moving to Southampton around 1840. In this work, he endeavored "to embody all the necessary points of culture, with the principles on which they are founded; and also to arrange in them in such a manner, as to make their practical application a matter of easy attainment" (Preface.) The work includes chapters on soil types, fertilization, the construction of walls, the pruning and training of vines, etc., and includes a catalogue of a dozen varieties suitable for open wall cultivation. First published in 1835, the present second edition includes additions not found in the first.