“HIS OBSERVATIONS ARE AS VALID NOW AS THEN”: RARE FIRST EDITION OF HENDERSON’S HISTORY OF ANCIENT AND MODERN WINES
The History of Ancient and Modern Wines.
Item Number: 62037
London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1824.
First edition, splendidly illustrated with mounted vignette on title page and over 30 wood-engraved initials, head- and tailpieces designed by William Harvey. Quarto, bound in three-quarters calf. In very good condition.
Henderson based this work on observations made during trips to the wine-growing regions of France, Italy, and Germany. "Henderson devotes 14 chapters and 228 pages to modern wines and many of his observations are as valid now as then. It is a large, well-printed text, tastefully illustrated" (Gabler). With extensive appendices, including a folding chart listing wine importations from various countries from 1785 to 1822. Gabler G23690. Simon, 6. Bitting 223.