The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Capital of Sicily, picturesquely situated in the midst of a beautiful and fertile valley called the Golden Shell; is a handsome town, with many public buildings and nearly 300 churches in Moorish and Byzantine architecture, a university, art school, museum, and libraries; industries are unimportant, but a busy trade is done with Britain, France, and the United States, exporting fruits, wine, sulphur, &c., and importing textiles, coals, machinery, and grain.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Palermo'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/p/palermo.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.