(WINE). DEVILLE, J. ~ Les Vins du Rhône. Crus principaux du Beaujolias et du Lyonnais. Lyon: A. Rey, 1914.
Oblong folio (240 × 310 mm), pp. 16, , plus 30 photogravure plates with captions, tissue guards. Original printed wrappers. Very light dust soiling, short tear to foot of spine, but an excellent copy.
First edition of a wonderful illustrated account of the wines of the Rhône, the plates all views of the vineyards. Deville was Directeur des Services Agricoles du Rhône. The introduction describes the principal grape varieties (Sirah, Viognier and Gamay) and the major classifications ― among red wines the grands crus include Côte-Rôtie, Morgon, Brouilly, Fleurie, Juliénas, Chenas and Château de la Chassagne. Each commune is then described in detail with an analysis of geology and soils. Rare: Outside continental Europe Worldcat lists copies at Yale and the London Library only, with another copy in Brazil.