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No Known Location in the American Libraries; Printed on Pale Blue Paper
REIDER, Jacob Ernst von. Hersbrucks Hopfenbau als Beweis, dass der innländischen Hopfen B den böhmischen Hopfen, wo nicht übertreffe, doch ihm ganz gewiss gleich komme. Bamberg & Leipzig: Kunz, 1819.
8vo. viii, [2], 190 pp. Contemporary grey boards, red morocco lettering piece on spine.
$3,000.00
An extremely fine copy of the FIRST EDITION of this very rare work on hops for beer-making. In the Middle Ages, Hersbruck was situated on the AGolden Route@ between Nuremberg and Prague, which brought considerable prosperity to the Bavarian town. One of the major commodities imported to Nuremberg was Bohemian hops for brewing.
In this work, Reider, a town official at Hersbruck, describes the possibilities of growing hops in the region. He states that locally grown hops were equal or superior to Bohemian hops and would add considerable wealth to the area. Reider describes the varieties of hops most suitable to be grown in Hersbruck to make great beer; the quality of the soil and climate; methods of planting and training; diseases; and techniques of harvesting.
This copy is spectacularly fresh. From the library of the Dukes of Bavaria.
¶ OCLC: seven locations in Europe only.


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