Firenze: Casa Vinicola Barone Ricasoli, 1934.
Eight octavo booklets, 15; 34; 20; 39; 23; 14; 14; and 14 pages. First editions. Complete set of individually authored instructional booklets for the Italian hospitality industry for use in the promotion of gastronomical tourism in Tuscany. Subjects include characteristics of “genuine” wine; where to find the best Italian wines; the wine production process; and how to best present wine to customers. Published by the Barone Ricasoli winery, notably a continuously run family business since 1141 and still in operation today. Baron Bettino Risacola, Italy’s second prime minister, wrote the modern formula for Chianti wine in 1872. In variously colored wrappers with some chipping and discoloration, otherwise very good. Rare. [OCLC locates no copies].