7 June 2006
[PAOLETTI, Ferdinando (1717-1801).] L'Arte di fare il vino perfetto e durevoleda poter servire all'esterno commercio. Florence: Stamperia Stecchi e Pagani, 1774.
8° (180 x 122mm). Title with type-ornament border and woodcut vignette. Full-page engraved illustration, engraved headpiece by Tommaso Piroli after Agostino Rosi, woodcut headpiece and initial borders. (A few leaves with light spotting, marking or dampstaining.) Early 19th-century half straight-grained red morocco over marbled boards [endpapers watermarked 1816], flat spine gilt in compartments, titled in one, others with quatrefoil designs, marbled edges (lightly rubbed).
FIRST EDITION. A FRESH COPY OF A RARE WORK, which includes chapters on the wine trade, the improvement of the quality of wines, the grape harvest, the fermentation of wines, and the bottling of them. A second, revised edition appeared in 1789. B.IN.G. 1432; Simon Vinaria p. 45.
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