Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Les Grands Crus Bordelais. Monograpies et Photographies Des Chateaux et Vignobles (2 Parts in 1 Vol.)

Bordeaux: Librairie Goudin, 1867. First edition. Hardcover. Folio. viii, 9-110pp., 103 (4)pp., 55 albumen prints. Original block lacking binding and endpaper. Marbled edges. Protective modern paper jacket. Title page printed in red and black. The fifty-five albumen prints are mounted to heavy paper plates, all with decorative borders in red and captions. First photo-illustrated publication documenting the great chateaux in the Bordeaux region, one of the glories of France.

The chateaux / vineyards included are introduced in an order relating to the quality of the wine. Part one: Lafitte, Latour, Margaux, Haut-Brion (First), Branne-Mouton (purchased and renamed Mouton-Rothschild in 1853, here listed with its former name), Rauzan, Léoville, Gruaud-Larose, Pichon-Longueville, Cos-D'Estournel, Montrose, Ducru-Beaucaillou, Branne-Cantenac, Vivens-Durfort, Lascombes (Second), Lagrange, Langoa, Giscours, Saint-Exupéry, Ferrière, Becker, Desmirail, Dubignon (Third), and in part two D'Auc-Talbot, Beychevelle, Duluc, Milon-Duhart, Puget-Chavailles, etc

"... we undertook to raise a monument to our beautiful country, worthy of the high reputation of its unparalleled products; and to make our work complete and irreproachable, consulted the owners, our practitioners, our most distinguished cenologists; we visited one by one the castles, the main vineyards, especially the wines of high distinction... and for the first time photographic art will has been applied to reproduce these..." (Introduction). Fifty-five chateaux are documented in this volume, including photographic reproductions (5 x 6 3/4") as well as the history of each of those castles and vineyards.

Text in French. Dustjacket with light wear along edges, minor chips and one half inch closed tear. Missing binding. Stamp and brief inked numbers in red and black on title page. Block lightly age-toned, albumen prints in very good condition. Book block protected in modern mylar. Very good condition. Item #52702

Price: $5,750.00

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