Bordeaux et ses Vins, Classés par Ordre de Mérite. Enrichie de 255 vues des principaux châteaux vinicoles de la Gironde - Charles Cocks, Édouard Féret, Eugène Vergez (illustrator) 1874 Septembre - Masson, Bordeaux - Troisième Édition, Refondue et Augmentée An elegantly bound third edition of ‘the classic reference work on Bordeaux wines’ [Jancis Robinson, The Oxford Companion to Wine.]

A comprehensive and thoroughly illustrated edition of ‘
The Bordeaux Bible’. This edition is the first to be illustrated by Eugène Vergez with over 250 in-text engravings of the Châteaux, and has been expanded to cover 300 communes (from 200). Included are numerous tables, lists, and comprehensive indices of principal proprietors, villages and communes, and principal growths.

Besides the detailed information on each of the properties, there is general information on a variety of subjects: soil, grape varieties, grape culture, disease control, wine making, etc. There are vintage notes for the years 1815 to 1873, sale prices for the 1865 vintage for various growths, and a review of tariffs on French wine assessed by different countries.
  In 1846 an English professor and freemason, Charles Cocks, published Bordeaux, its wines and the claret country in English. It was the most comprehensive classification of a wine area that had yet appeared. In 1850 a Bordeaux bookseller, Michel Féret, rechecked and slightly changed the classification and published the first French edition. In 1855, as a response to a demand from Napoleon III, Cocks and Féret’s work was adopted as, and still is, the official classification of all the wines of Bordeaux and is known as 'The Bordeaux Bible' The enormous volume, which today lists some 7,000 properties, is updated roughly every ten years. The Oxford companion to wine regrets that the book is 'now sadly neglecting its English roots and published simply as Féret'. - Wine Literature of the World.

References: Eberhard Buehler, Viniana, 97.

Octavo (binding size 19.5x13.2cm), pp. [2] [2 (original publisher’s wrappers lettered in black)] viii 604 [2 (original publisher’s wrappers showing ads in black)] [2].
  Finely bound in full burgundy morocco, spine lettered in gilt, top edge trimmed others untrimmed, marbled endpapers, publishers original wrappers bound in at front and rear.   Condition: Near fine, soiling to wrappers, one or two light marks to page edges, in fine binding   Ref: 109832   Price: HK$ 10,000