La Araucana de D. Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga. Edición del centenario. Ilustrada con grabados, documentos, notas históricas y bibliográficas y una biografía del autor. [Five Volumes].

Santiago de Chile: Imprenta Elzeviriana, 1910-1918. Illus. with b/w plates, photos, drawings, facsimiles, and map. Folio. Original publisher's paper wrappers. Centennial edition (First edition thus). In original wrappers, untrimmed and unopened but for the first few leaves in one volume. They all have their original wrappers, but on three volumes they are detached, one of which is repaired with cello tape and a few are quite ragged as expected. The spines on a few are chipped or fragile, and all have foxing across the top edge of the wrappers. Contents fine and very wide margined. Palau 80441. Aquila: Aa53. Item #43299

One of 600 copies. Medina's fabulous edition of Chile's national epic. Volume I: Texto (1910). II: Vida de Ercilla (1917). III & IV: Ilustraciones (1917). V: Documentos (1918). Uncommon in the trade and even more so in unopenned condition. ABPC and American Exchange show only one sold at auction in the last half century.

Price: $2,000.00