Book Description

8vo, two volumes in one. Seventeen conferences, vol. 1 contains the first 10 (about Portuguese wines), vol. 2 contains a further 7 conferences (about foreign wines). The seventeen texts were issued in parts as they came off the press, hence complete collections are extremely rare. No copies in book form listed, OCLC 760593772 is a computer file. Innocencio XXII, 1349, not in Simon, Bibliotheca Vinaria.
Dealer Notes
A. A. de Aguiar directed the promotion of Portuguese wines at the Royal Albert Hall London International Exhibition of 1874. On his return he started giving lectures about the subject which where soon met with disapproval from the government because of his critical approach.

An 18th conference took place but was not printed for diplomatic reasons « the author abstaining from printing the 18th, in which he dealt exclusively with the issue of the alcohol levels, so as not to prejudice, from an official point of view, the government's negotiations in England. »--Innocencio.
Author Aguiar, Antonio Augusto de
Date 1876-1877
Binding Calf-backed boards gilt
Publisher Lisbon: Academia Real das Sciencias,
Condition Binding somewhat rubbed, light foxing, all original wrappers bound in and fine.
Pages pp. 438, 1, 374

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