Free epub-version of the Illustrated Douro

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Free epub-version of the Illustrated Douro

Post by ewust » 15:36 Fri 28 Mar 2014

The Illustrated Douro was published in 1876 by the Viscount of Villa Maior, describing in Portuguese, French and English, the wine district, its principal vineyards and the people and methods involved in the production, storage and trade of Port-wine. The publication included 25 engravings and a map based on the survey of Baron the Forrester.

An accurate reproduction in e-pub format, containing the English text, engravings and map can be downloaded here. I hope you enjoy the reading as much as I did, reproducing this important work.

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Post by PhilW » 16:09 Fri 28 Mar 2014

Thank you for making this available, and letting us know of it; From a very quick scan, it looks like it should be a good read, with some interesting detail such as the sections on soil variation and production costs.

For anyone else unfamiliar with the .epub format and downloading to a desktop machine, Adobe do a free reader for Mac/Windows called "Adobe Digital Editions" (there are several other readers also, I tried this as from a relatively trusted source, and it seems to work fine).

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Post by jdaw1 » 16:42 Fri 28 Mar 2014

Thank you for doing this. An interesting read awaits.

For those having trouble finding the download link (as I did), it is in the middle of the page (or at members.ziggo.nl/eajwust/publiek/IllustratedDouro.epub).

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Post by ewust » 17:03 Fri 28 Mar 2014

Thanks jdaw1. The download link is more visible now.

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Post by christopherpfaff » 17:38 Fri 28 Mar 2014

Congratulations Eus! very goog work indeed!
"An one litre bottle [of port] is the right size for two persons, if one person doesn´t drink." - Dirk Niepoort
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