A view of the present state of Sicily: its rural economy, population, and produce, particularly in the county of Modica : with an appendix, containing observations on its general character, climate, commerce, resources, &c. : from a late survey of the abbate Balsamo ... : to which are added, with notes throughout the work, an examination of the Sicilian volunteer system, and extracts from letters written in Sicily in 1809 and 1810
Printed for Gale and Curtis, Paternoster Row, 1811 - History - 253 pages
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