LANZA, Pietro, principe di Trabia.

Memoria sulla decadenza dell'agricoltura nella Sicilia.

Naples: Nella Stamperia Simoniana, 1786 Stock Code: 135106
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First edition of an important tract on agriculture containing plans for the resurgence of prosperity in Sicily. Among the areas for which Lanza suggests improvements are the use of the commons, training programmes for good farming, rational techniques in cattle raising and olive plantations. Production of wine and good viticulture enjoy a prominent role in what Lanza sees as a necessary set of changes in his local economy.

Rare outside Italy.

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Description

Octavo (195 x 136 mm). Contemporary vellum over paste paper boards, spine lettered in gilt.

Illustrations

Fine engraved vignettes with agricultural themes, engraved initial.

Condition

Minor repairs to spine. An exceptionally clean, crisp copy.

Bibliography

Not in Einaudi, Mattioli or Sraffa.

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