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Auction 165  3 Dec 2022
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Lot 132

Starting price: 200 USD
Price realized: 425 USD
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The Spanish-American Wars of Independence
Fajardo, Manuel Palacio {"A South-American"]. OUTLINE OF THE REVOLUTION IN SPANISH AMERICA; OR AN ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN, PROGRESS, AND ACTUAL STATE OF THE WAR CARRIED ON BETWEEN SPAIN AND SPANISH AMERICA; CONTAINING THE PRINCIPAL FACTS WHICH HAVE MARKED THE STRUGGLE. New York: Printed for James Eastburn & Co., 1817. First American edition. Small 8vo, original plain boards reinforced with later paper backing to spine. 219, (1) pages. Foxing and browning throughout; boards worn. Very good. The first American edition, preceded the same year by a British edition. Published anonymously, it was written by Manuel Palacios Fajardo (1784-1819), a Venezuelan revolutionary and politician. Discusses the wars being fought in North, Central and South America for independence from Spain, including the Mexican War of Independence. Includes occasional references to coinage. Very scarce.

Estimate: 300 USD
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