The first and second editions of this popular treatise were published in 1835 and 1837. Vines were cultivated in England at the time of these publications only against walls, upon roofs of buildings and under glass. Hoare's treatise on the cultivation of the grape vine in this manner became the standard reference work. Subsequent editions were published in 1840, 1844, 1845, 1847 and 1848. The first American edition in 1837 contains a dedication by George Brimmer to the Horticultural Soceity of Massachusetts. Brimmer proposed that the application of Hoare's principles would "restore the confidence of the horticulturists in Boston and its vicinity in the capacity of their climate to mature in open air some of the best varieties of foreign grapes." Subsequent editions were published in Boston in 1840 and 1845 and in New York in 1847. Cf. Gabler, p. 131.