Roster, Giorgio. Climatologia dell'Italia nelle sue attinenze con l'igiene e con l'agricoltura, preceduta da uno studio sui fattori climatici in genere. Torino: Unione Tepografico-Editrice Torinese, 1909. 1st. 
Vellum spine and corners, marbled paper over boards, 6 1/2 x 10, xxix., 1040 pp., pages clean, tight. With 13 plates, many folding, and 68 illustrations in the text. Thin blotchy stain on the backstrip, and one round spot; this appears to be an old dye drip from the leather label, narrow tidemark in the long margin of the preliminaries & first 30 pp. of text. The folding plates are too tightly bound in and open with difficulty. Very good. Hardcover.
Giorgio Roster (1843-1927), Florentine chemist, hygienist, and professor; one of the commissioners of Florence which oversaw water and sanitation projects. His broad interests and scientific mind resulted in more than two hundred publications in such fields as botany, photography, chemistry, hygiene, climatology, and mineralogy. His vast collections are held by the various museums and universities of Florence.