L’Art De Faire le Vin & L’Art De Faire Les Eaux-De-Vie

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Chaptal, Jean Antoine Claude & Parmentier, Antoine Augustin.┬áParis: Deterville/Libraire de la Faculte de Medecine et des Hospices, 1819. Second Edition. 581/206 pages. 20 x 13 cm. Two titles bound together, text in French. Five fold-out plates (1 in first volume, 4 in second – second lacking one). The Art of Making Wine & The Art of Making Spirits. Chaptal (1756-1832) was a chemistry professor whose name survives as “chaptalisation” which is the process of adding sugar to unfermented wine in order to increase the final alcohol level. Boards rubbed, most likely rebound. [Bibliotheca Vinaria pg. 19] Quarter bound, title in gilt on spine. Good. Hardcover.