THE CULTIVATION OF THE
MANUFACTURE OF AMERICAN
OF HERMANN, MISSOURI.
GRAPE GROWERS OF
"OUR COUNTRY, ONE AND INDIVISIBLE,"
THIS VOLUME IS DEDICATED
FRIEND AND FELLOW-LABORER,
It is with
a great deal of hesitation I undertake to write a book
about Grapes, a subject which has been, and still is,
elucidated every day; and about which we have already
several works, which no doubt are more learned, more
elaborate, than anything I may produce. But the subject
is of such vast importance, and the area suitable for
grape culture so large, the diversity of soil and
climate so great, that I may be pardoned if I still
think that I could be of some use to the beginner; it is
for them, and not for my brethren of the craft more
learned than I am, that I write. If they can learn
anything from the plain talk of a practical worker, to
help them along in the ....................