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Berlin, Vereinsbuchhandlung, 1831.

8vo, pp. xvi, 317, [1], with engraved frontispiece and folding litho plate; an excellent copy in contemporary marbled boards, spine with orange label, red edges. Contemporary stamp of Mersenburg library on verso of title

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First edition. Bolzani, originally from Como in Italy, was a picture- and print-dealer in Berlin who also ran a successful silkworm cultivation enterprise. His book deals with all aspects of sericulture. Bolzani was especially keen to have Prussian state funding for silkworm cultivation and corresponded in that matter with various Prussian officials.

The frontispiece to the work is presumably a reproduction of a print Bolzani had in stock when the book went to press. Curiously its subject matter has no connection with sericulture. The folding litho at the end illustrates the instruments used in silkworm cultivation.

RLIN only locates the Michigan copy; not in OCLC.

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