TODARO, Agostino (1818-1892). Relazione sulla cultura dei cotoni in Italia. Seguita da una Monografia del Genere Gossypium. Rome and Palermo: Stamperia Reale and C. Visconti, 1877-1878.

$ 7,500.00

Folio (19 x 13 2/8 inches). Fine chromolithographed title-page and 12 plates by Visconti after F.P. Rivas. Original grey cloth backed grey printed paper boards (a bit spotted and lightly soiled).

Published to accompany the display at the Paris Exhibition of 1878. A centre for the making of fine cotton cloth from the Middle Ages, by the end of the 19th-century production had become highly mechanised, and faced fierce competition on a grand scale from the American producers.