Two volumes, 8vo, pp. xxxv, (1), 283, (1); 268, with five folding engraved plates; in volume I, pp. xxi-xxxv misbound at the end and pp. 111-112, 176-177 soiled and reinforced at the gutter; some restoration to the back of the plates, plate V with small worming along the folding line; overall a good copy, bound in contemporary half mottled calf, gilt lettering piece to spines, boards covered in decorative paper, head of spine of volume II restored, binding rubbed, some worming to spine; contemporary ownership inscription to title pages.
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Enologia ovvero l’arte di fare, conservare e far viaggare i vini del regno.
Second edition (first Milan, Silvestri, 1812) of a substantial description of viniculture in its entirety, including storage, transport and export. Dandolo was one of the leading Italian agronomists of the time. He promoted the culture of the potato, introduced modern silk production into Lombardy, and wrote on wine as a chemist, well acquainted with the latest French developments. He possessed a vineyard in Varese, where he gathered practical experience for himself.
The fine engraved plates show a large wine press, tools for treating the soil, barrels and different sorts of transport containers, grafting and pruning tools, and distillation apparatus. The metal instruments could be ordered from Giuseppe Vedemari in Varese, ‘at a moderate price.’
Simon, Bibliotheca Vinaria, 134; Westbury p. 74.
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