[OHIO] - [HORTICULTURE]
The Charter, Constitution and By-Laws, of the Cincinnati Horticultural Society, with a Report of its Transactions for 1843, '44, and '45, List of Members, &c.
Cincinnati: L'Hommedieu & Co., 1846. 68, 4, xix pp., plus three plates.
Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, top edge gilt. Bookplate and bookseller's label on front pastedown. Some toning.
The charter and by-laws for the Cincinnati Horticultural Society, with reports and transactions from its meeting during the first three years of its existence.
"Regional growers sought to share knowledge and capitalize on their collective prestige by organizing the Cincinnati Horticultural Society. Founded in 1843 by local businessmen-growers, the society was an active group of urban boosters, several of whom were also leading winemakers.... Under the society's guidance, wine making flourished. A period of major expansion of the Cincinnati wine industry marked the decades after 1842, the year in which [Nicholas] Longworth stumbled onto his formula for 'sparkling Catawba,' a much more palatable and popular beverage than his previous 'Cincinnati hock'" - Hannickel.
Erica Hannickel, "Empires of the Vine: Wine Culture in America," Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013, p. 103.