Bogota: por Espinosa, 1823. Later morocco backed boards. 9 1/2 7 1/4 inches (24.5 x 19 cm); with original printed wrappers, 40 pp. Ink blots and some repair to wrapper, ink name to title, otherwise clean.Together with [ROYALISTS] [DE LA TORRE, MIGUEL and MORILLO, PABLO]. Manifiestos de la Correspondencia que ha Mediado entre los Generales Conde de Cartagena y Don Miguel de la Torre ... con el de los Disidentes Don Simon Bolivar. Madrid: imprenta de Espinosa, 1821. First edition. Two parts in one. Modern green leather gilt. 7 3/4 x 5 inches (20 x 13 cm); 89 pp. Title toned and with a small dampstain to upper corner affecting first three leaves, light spotting, otherwise clean.
Of the first work, the final page of text is signed in print by J. Manuel Restrepo, the notable Colombian historian who at this time was Secretary of the Interior under Bolivar. Sabin lists five of these reports, all of which are equally rare. WorldCat lists no copies and we find none at auction. Sabin 14605. The second work prints the correspondence between Bolivar and the final Royalist governors Morillo, who left Venezuela in 1820, and de la Torre, who was removed from office after the loss to Bolivar in the Battle of Carabobo on 24 June 1821, effectively ending Spanish control of Venezuela. Rare: we trace four institutional copies and none at auction. Sabin 96221; Palau 149068.
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