Book Description

8vo, illustrated with a coloured fold-out map of the Bairrada wine-growing country (with names of grape varieties and localities), illus. of agricultural implements in the text, tables of data including acid and sugar dosages and data of tests carried out in 1866. The Bairrada's official borders were established in 1867 by Antonio Augusto de Aguiar. A second Memoir was published in 1868. Innocencio X, 6072; Simon, Bibliotheca Vinaria p. 115
Dealer Notes
A broad and detailed tour through the wine growing districts of Portugal during the harvest and wine making season and a survey of the most used grape varieties in each region and their uses and characteristics, in order to observe wine making techniques with the aim of improving competition with foreign wines and to prepare the transformation of the Portuguese wine industry.
The work is divided into three parts relating to the north of the Douro, between the Douro and the Tagus, and south of the Tagus. with observations from economic, scientific, social, and industrial points of view.
Author Villa Maior, Visconde de; Antonio Augusto Aguiar and Ferreira João Ignacio Lapa
Date 1867
Binding original printed wrappers
Publisher Lisbon, Imprensa Nacional
Condition front and spine wrapper incomplete and tattered, map darkened and torn but complete, occasional light foxing, name on title page
Pages [2]-70-140-79-[1]

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