Hyatt's handbook of grape culture ; or, Why, where, when and how to plant and cultivate a vineyard, manufacture wines, etc., especially adapted to the state of California. As, also, to the United States, generally
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An ambitious work for the time...directed at producers rather than drinkers. It was successful enough to be reissued with a new appendix in 1876. from "The Literature of California Wine" by Roy Brady in The University of California/Sotheby Book of California Wine, page 305. This is the second edition of Hyatt's book, "the first book on wine that bears a California imprint," according to Gabler. Although the author states in the "Preface to the Revised Edition and Appendix," that "we have carefully revised the body of our work," the basic text seems little changed from the 1867 first edition. The "Appendix, 1876" seems to be the added feature and difference between the two editions. This appendix contains statistics on grape and wine production in California for 1874, a list of Sonoma's leading wine makers for 1874, a breakdown of how many wine makers made how much in Sonoma County, and lists of the best wine grapes. In both editions there is an extensive description of the grape growing and wine making at Haraszthy's Bunea Vista Vinacultural Society in Sonoma.
Earler edition in Gabler, p. 139; earlier edition in Unzelman, p. 181; Simon, Vinaria, p. 144, Crahan Auction Catalogue, entry # 610, Longone, Jan and Dan, American Cookbooks and Wine Books 1797-1950, page 57.