Memoria sobre a Razaõ da Instituiçaõ da Companhia dos Vinhos do Alto Douro no Porto, e sobre a necessidade da sua conservaçaõ.
(Colophon:) (Lisbon), Na Offic. de Antonio Rodrigues Galhardo, 1821.
Small 4to. 28 pp. Near contemporary wrappers. Title at head of p. 1. Ink annotations on p. 10.
The continued existence of the Companhia Geral da Agricultura das Vinhas do Alto Douro (the Douro Winegrowers’ Company) after the French invasion remained in doubt. The work traces its history from its inception in 1756. Note I criticizes the arrogant attitude of the English wine merchants, Note II reproduces a communication from the English wine merchants in Porto dated September 1754 in which they stressed the importance of maintaining quality and complained that cheap wine was used for blending, and Note III reproduces the communiqué from the Portuguese wine merchants in Porto, dated September 1754, protesting against the English complaints.
Not in Innocêncio. WorldCat lists 2 copies only.