Santiago de Chile: La Academia Chilena, 1956. 152 pp. Sm. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. Contains: El tratado secreto peruano-boliviano de 1873 y la diplomacia brasilena; El "Valdiviano federal" y el federalismo en Valdivia; Abogados titulados en Chile en El Siglo XIX; and Fuentes para la historia del trabajo en el Reino de Chile. II.-Cuenta y relación de los jornales en el obraje de Peteroa. 1602-1609. A very good copy, shelf worn.
Lisboa: Na Typ. da Academia, 1812. vi, 178 pp. 8vo. Modern three quarter morocco over marbled boards. First edition. Includes: 1. Breve relação dos escrituras dos gentios da India Oriental, e dos seus costumes (pp. 1-59) [A short account of the gentios of India and their customs]; 2. Noticia summaria do gentilismo da Asia (pp. 61-126) [A short account of paganism in Asia]; These have been attributed by Francisco Maria Esteves Pereria to Fernão de Queiroz, a 17th c. Jesuit, whose translation of the Bhagavat-Gita was only first published in 1922, and may have been the first translation into a western language of that work. Esteves Pereria considered it a sequel to the two pieces contained in this volume (see Ethel Pope: India in Portuguese Literature, (Bastorá: Tipografia Rangel, 1937; pp. 166-168). 3. Joseph de Anchieta. Epistola quamplurimarum rerum naturalium, quae S. Vincentii (nunc S. Paulí) provinciam incolunt, sistens descriptionem (pp. 127-178) [Communication of the very many natural things which dwell in the province of St. Vincent (now São Paulo) systematically described]. The Spanish Jesuit missionary José de Anchieta (1534 -1597) was one of the founders of São Paulo (1554) and Rio de Janeiro a decade later. Best known for his book "The Art of Grammar" on the indigenous Old Tupi language, he was also an accomplished naturalist as revealed in this work. The "Collecção" would eventually run to seven volumes published over 30 years. Quite uncommon. Last partial or complete set at auction in 1948. Near fine, small period stamp on title page. Sabin 14362. Leclerc 126. Innocencio V.2 (p.87-88): 353. Rodrigues 658. Borba de Moraes 164. Greenlee 524.
Montevideo: A Monteverde y Cía, 1942. 541 pp. Sm. 4to. Paper wrappers. Third edition. Includes tom 1: part 1. Colonización. Las invasiones inglesas. La revolución de mayo de 1810. part. 2. Artigas. Sus luchas a favor de la democracia y la libertad. part. 3. Bajo la dominación portuguesa. La cruzada de los 33 orientales. A very good unopened (uncut) copy with sunned and edgeworn wrappers, darkened spine, leaves browning.
Madrid: Ramón Anglés, impresor, 1894. xxiii, 486 pp.; xvi, 392 pp. 12mo. Quarter brown morocco over embossed boards, 4 raised bands ruled in gilt, gilt titles, marbled endpapers. Later edition. First published in Seville in 1590, this important work, concerned chiefly with Mexico and Peru, went through a number of editions. "Father Acosta, a native of Medina del Campo, entered the Society of Jesus at the age of fourteen, and in 1571, when thirty-one years old, became the deputy provincial of Peru. He died at Salamanca in 1600, having passed the greater part of the intervening years in America. His work has been justly esteemed for its intrinsic merit, indubitable evidence of which is found in the fact that it has been translated into almost every language of Europe having a literature. Books V, VI, and VII are entirely devoted to a relation of the history, customs and warres of the Indians. This portion of the work is replete with the most curious details of the Aborigines, before their peculiar customs had become modified by contact with the whites. Although he was one of the earliest, yet he was one of the most curious and accurate observers of the customs and peculiarities of the Aborigines who have attempted to describe them. Scarcely a trait which has excited the attention of the historian or the narrator in the three centuries which have elapsed, has escaped his observation and description," (Field, Indian Bibliography, p.2). Provenance: J. A. Rebella with his name in gilt on spine. Very good copies, leaves browned mostly at edges, light soiling on first and last blanks in both volumes. Palau 1984.
Madrid: [n.p.]. (circa 1882). [20 pp]. Illus. with 2 b/w plates. Sm. 4to. Modern red silk with gilt title, original wrappers bound in. Facsimile edition. Original translation by Juan Y Agüero de Transmiera (Burgos, 1545) of this 16th c. herbal. Reproduced by Jose Sancho Rayon. A near fine unopened (uncut) copy. Palau 237908.
La Rioja: Museo Arqueológico Regional Inca Huasi, 1947. 125 pp. + indice. Illus. with b/w photos, drawings, and maps. Sm. 4to. Quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt title and rules on spine, with original front wrapper bound in. First edition. Warmly inscribed by Fray Bernardino Gómez, Director of the Museo Inca Huasi, whose portrait is on the frontis, and with an article on Gomez tipped in. Near fine binding, original wrapper repaired, news clipping from 1958 tipped-in to free front endpaper, text and illus. clean, overall very good.
Caracas: (Banco Nacional de Descuento), 1974. 149 pp. Illus. with 5 b/w plates. Sm. 4to. Brown cloth. Segunda edición; corregida y aumentada. First published Potosí, Bolivia, Diciembre de 1931 as a supplement to the first number of "Revista del Círculo de Bellas Artes." OCLC locates only nine copies or which five are in North America: Stanford, Yale, Univ. Texas at Austin, George Mason, and the Library of Congress. A very good copy, extremities rubbed.
Santiago de Chile: 1947. 66 pp. Illus. with b/w photos. 4to. Stapled paper wrappers. First edition. El Semanario mas Antiguo de Latinoamerica. A very good- copy with faint soiling and small chips on wrappers and spine, occasional offsetting on leaves, a few chipped corners or tears to fore-edge, leaves browning.
New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1951. x, 239 pp. 8vo. Cloth, gilt title on spine. First edition. "A detailed analysis of the early years of the Peron regime based primarily on extensive personal interviews with those involved in the events described," Griffin p. 566. A very good copy. No dust jacket. Griffin 6096.
Valparaiso: Imprenta del Deber, 1877. iv, 85 pp. Sm. 4to. Stitched paper wrappers. First edition. Jose Alfonso (1832-1918) was an author of number of books on the law, and a later work on Commercial law is noted in Borchard's 'Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile'. Not in OCLC. A copy is located at the BN Chile. Front wrapper soiled, chipped, and stained, marginal damp stain to fore edge of last few leaves, a good copy. Echeverría y Reyes, Ensayo de una biblioteca chilena de legislación y jurisprudencia: 234.
Santiago de Chile: Imprenta Nacional, 1884. 308 pp. Sm. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. Includes La mano de Dios; El drama de Petrella. 3. ed.; Bosquejos fisiolójicos: La yegua del coronel. El primer capítulo. El excelentísimo señor don José de Iturrigaray. Los hombres prácticos. El paje de Anastasia. 2. ed. Wrappers foxed and worn else very good.
Pará: Typ. e Encadernação do Instituto Lauro Sodré, 1906. 408 pp. 8vo. Brown buckram with gilt title and original wrappers bound in. First edition. In addition to Pinto's work on the Bishopric of Para (p. 5-191), the volume also includes: Correspondencia dos governadores do Pará com a metropole. Primeiro serie 1752-1757. Continuação. Documentos n.os 165 a 214; Catalogo da correspondencia dos governadores e capitães generaes do Pará com o governo da metropole 1752-1823. Continuação; Alvarás, cartas régias e decisões. Continuação. Documentos n.os 333 a 364. A very good+ copy, original wrappers lightly soiled, NYHistSoc. stamp on rear pastedown, a few leaves creased.
Washington, D.C. Pan American Union, 1959. xvi, 244 pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First English Language edition. UNESCO collection of representative works. Latin American series. Linton L. Barrett, trans. Translated from the Portuguese 'Memorias de um Sargento de milicias'. An important work of Brazilian literature first printed in weekly installments in 1852, and later in book form in 1854-55. Chronicles the adventures of Leonardo, providing a humorous glimpse at 19th Brazilian society. A very good clean unmarked copy with a slight spine roll in a very good wrapper.
Buenos Ayres: [Imprenta de Niños Expòsitos], 1816. 8 pp. 4to. Stitched self wrappers. First edition. In this document, Alvarez objects to changes in the articles of the Provisional statute which he feels limits the functioning of the Supreme Leader and thus endangers the country. "El director Alvarez pone de manifiesto las necesidades de la patria y los males que se lamentaban para que se proveyese el conveniente remedio, en vista de la limitacion y subordinacion de su autoridad, y los efectos dolorosos que había producido Se lamentaba igualmente de la depresion que sobre su autoridad se egercia y que solo su paciencia y el deseo de evitar motivos de discordia y de escándalo á las provincias de la Union, de las que era obedecido, y á las naciones estrangeras, le hicieron someterse á tan indebidas humillaciones," (Zinny p.156). He calls for an open meeting: "Por esto he convocado a un cabildo abierto compuest de todas las Autoridades, de todos los curas, de todos los prelados regulares, de todos los xefes militares y civiles en ejercicio, y de una porción de ilustrados y distinguidos ciudadanos…" Provenance: Antonio Santamarina (blind stamp); Biblioteca Popular San Fernando (ink stamp). A very good copy, inner edge professionally renewed, institutional stamp on first and last page, very small blind stamp lower margin of first page, light foxing to lower half of a few leaves, leaves toned, occasional pin-pricks. Zinny: Bibliografía histórica p. 156, No. 6. Fors: p. 59.
Buenos Ayres: Imprenta de Niños Expòsitos, 1815. 2 pp. 4to. Unbound. First edition. Dated Mayo 30 de 1815. "Proclama del director interino Alvarez á los habitantes de la provincia de Buenos Aires, sobre las circunstancías difíciles del pais, por insubordinacion y desobediencia," Zinny. José Ignacio Álvarez Thomas (1787-1857) led the faction which achieved the resignation of de Alvear, and he was sworn in as interim Supreme Director on 6 May 1815. OCLC shows only one copy: BN Chile. A very good+ copy, leaf browned. Furlong IV, 3185. Zinny: Bibliografía histórica p.140, No. 38. Fors: p. 53.
Buenos Ayres: Imprenta de Niños Expòsitos, 1815. 2 pp. 4to. Unbound. First edition. Dated Agosto 26 de 1815. Alvarez Thomas orders that the army be sent to help the compatriots in Peru. This is followed by "Las comunicaciones oficiales del General del Exercito auxiliar de Perú, llegan el 27 de julio proximo anterior ...; Departamento de la Guerra," signed Balcarce, in which news is provided of the Cochabamba and Chayanta divisions commanded by Colonel Juan Antonio Álvarez de Arenales and Lieutenant Colonel Vincente Camargo. OCLC shows copies only at JCB and BN Chile. A very good copy with minor edgewear, leaf browned. Furlong IV, 3198. Zinny: Bibliografía histórica p. 148, No. 47. Fors: p. 53-4.
Montevideo: Imprenta El libro inglés, 1897. 28 pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First edition. About the Battle of Caseros between the Army of Buenos Aires commanded by Juan Manuel de Rosas and the Grand Army (Ejército Grande) led by Justo José de Urquiza, which defeated Rosas who fled to England. A very good copy, edges of wrappers chipped.
New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1943. x, 243 pp. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Number IV of the Columbia Legal Studies, Edwin W. Patterson, ed. L.S. Rowe, foreword. "This discussion of Argentine constitutional law is particularly concerned with the role of the judicial department in the maintenance of the federal system and in protection of individual rights. There is emphasis, too, on the relationship between Argentine consitutional law and that of the United States. Many of the provisions of the Argentine constitution of 1853 were modeled on similar provisions of the constitution of the United States. The decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court have served constantly as precedents for Argentine judicial decisions, and profound knowledge of the constitutional law and history of the U.S. has helped to shape Argentine constitutional history. But the dissimilarities in social and economic conditions in the two countries have been reflected in differences in their constitutions and laws. The differences as well as the similarities are analyzed in this illuminating study," (Publlisher). A near fine copy with "Review Copy" stamp on free front endpaper. No dust jacket.
Buenos Aires: Imprenta de El Pueblo, 1917. 35 pp. Illus. with 3 b/w photos and 1 reproduction. 8vo. Stapled paper wrappers. Second edition. Florentino Ameghino (1854-1911) was a Argentine naturalist. OCLC shows 6 copies, all second editions. A good copy, sunned and lightly soiled wrappers with small chips, front wrapper nearly detached, mail fold, leaves clean.
Santiago: Impr. de La República, de J. Nuñez, 1877. 49 pp. Sm. 4to. Stitched paper wrappers. First edition. Liberalism in Colombia and its detractors. OCLC shows a single copy at the BN Chile. Also one at the BCN. A good copy, wrappers chipped and soiled, mail fold, light foxing to one corner of a few leaves, else contents very good. Rodriguez-Arenas I, 128. Laverde Amaya p. 71. Palau 26221.