Book Id: 8754
Boutteville, L. de, and A. Hauchecorne. Le Cidre. Traite Redige d'apres les documents recueillis, de 1864 a 1872, par le Congres pour l'Etude des Fruits a Cidre... Leon Deshays, Rouen 1875. Tall 8vo, 364pp, folding diagram of cider making machinery & 8 chromolithograph plates of apples & pears by Buquet. Original half black & gilt calf & marbled boards, slt. rubbed at corners o/w a very nice copy. Signed by the author on the verso of the ffep. The results of several years of study of the best practices of cider and armagnac, calvados. Chapters include the history of cider and "poire" in the Middle East, the Romans, Greece, Africa, Spain & of course France;Methods of preparation around the world include the USA, Jersey, Germany; and scientific examination of fruit maturity, fermentation techniques, the varieties of fruit, conservation & orchards.