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Istruzioni circa il modo di coltivare i gelsi, di allevare i bachi da seta, e di filar le sete con nuove applicazioni, e riflessioni

by Castellet, Jean-Baptiste Constans de

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  • Catalogue No : 40446
  • Published : 1778
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xvi, 190, [1]


First Italian edition. Translated from the French original. Engraved frontis illustrating the 'Megdalia d'Oro' granted to the author by the province of Languedoc in 1769. With final imprimatur leaf. Jean-Baptiste Constans de Castellet (1726-1800) was a French sericulturist, who contributed to the silk industry in Languedoc and later in Piedmont.

This book contains instructions on how to grow the mulberry trees, breed silkworms, and spin silk.

Hagen, p 117; Horn & Schenkling 3224


From a research library: 8vo, modern cloth, gt lettering to spine. Some foxing, occasional faint staining to margins. A very good copy.

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