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“An Experimenter of Ingenuity"
Procédé facile, et complet avec la leçon sur la grappe, et le problem sur le temps juste du découvage des vins, pour faire et améliorer les vins. Paris & Lausanne: Grasset, 1781.
8vo. 86 pp. Modern red quarter-morocco over red marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, red marbled endpapers.
The very rare (and very much expanded) Second Edition of Maupin’s Procédé facile, a discussion of wine-making beginning with grape cultivation, through the pressing of the grapes, barrel fermentation, and then how to best maintain the wine. Maupin was the successful author of several works concerning grape cultivation and oenology.
It is important to note that this second edition has nearly tripled in size from the original edition of 30,  pp.
About Maupin, very little is known. Although he was one of the valets de chambre to the queen of Louis XV, Marie Leszczynska (1703-68), “his Christian names and the dates of his birth and death are unknown. Yet during the 1770s and 1780s Maupin was one of the most prolific writers on vine and wine in eighteenth-century France, an experimenter of ingenuity, and an indefatigable self-promoter.” — Paul, Science, Vine, and Wine in Modern France, p. 230.
A very good copy
¶ OCLC: California State University (Fresno) only.
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