Journal of a Tour through some of the Vineyards of Spain and France. James Busby.
Journal of a Tour through some of the Vineyards of Spain and France

Journal of a Tour through some of the Vineyards of Spain and France

Sydney: Stephens and Stokes, 1833. 1st edition, octavo, pp.(iii)-iv, 138, (iv, Index), title-page and last leaf of Index in facsimile, foxing mainly to prelims and latter pages, some staining to index pages, creasing to upper cnrs, professionally recased in half leather, orig bds., gilt titled spine. Good condition. Ferguson 1635

The very rare first edition published in Sydney in 1833. James Busby was a pioneer of viticulture in New South Wales. Following his tour of Europe in early 1831 through the wine regions of Spain and France where he collected hundreds of vine cuttings which he donated to the Colonial Government. He is known as the 'father of the Australian wine industry'. Item #97694

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