John Ignatius Bleasdale: A Friend of Wine in New Worlds. WINE, Thomas PINNEY.

John Ignatius Bleasdale: A Friend of Wine in New Worlds.

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 2006.

Large octavo, frontispiece and 12 pages of plates; a fine copy in the original morocco cloth, paper spine label.

Bibulous Bleasdale

Limited edition of this attractive book on the Catholic clergyman Bleasdale, chronicling his involvement in the fledgling Victorian vineyards. He did publish many papers on colonial wine, hoping 'to see Victorians a healthy, sober, jolly, wine-drinking population' (ADB).

Limited edition of this attractive book on the Catholic clergyman Bleasdale, chronicling his involvement in the fledgling Victorian vineyards. He did publish many papers on colonial wine, hoping 'to see Victorians a healthy, sober, jolly, wine-drinking population' (ADB).
"He saw the new country of Victoria grow up, and he helped that growth by his studies of the colony's minerals and gems, its flora, its food crops, its schools, its public institutions, and, especially, its struggles to learn to make good wine. He took all this to California, and though his years there were not many, he worked hard at transferring what he had learned and taught in Australia to the still new and developing California wine industry."

Price (AUD): $245.00  other currencies     Ref: #3806685