Story of Wine in California, M.F.K. Fisher, 1962: University of California Press., Berkeley, 1962. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition; First Printing. First Edition. Fine in price-clipped very good+ dust jacket. Text by M.F.K. Fisher. Photographs by Max Yavno. Published by the University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles in 1962. The history of wine in California beginning with the Franciscan padres of the eighteenth century who began growing grapes for sacramental wine. Explanation of the wine-making process, with many historical and contemporary photographs. Dedicated to Count Agoston Haraszthy, father of modern wine growing in the Western world.
This is a large, coffee table type book. Hard cover with dust jacket. 125 pages. This copy is in excellent vintage condition. The dust jacket has a 3″ tear, a bent corner, and a few more dings. The book is near-mint condition.
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