Lot 483 of 515:
Important account of Miranda's first expedition  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$84
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Title:
The History of Don Francisco de Miranda’s Attempt to Effect a Revolution in South America, in a Series of Letters to which are Annexed, Sketches of the Life of Miranda, and Geographical Notices of Caraccas
Author:
Biggs, James
Place:
Boston
Publisher:
Oliver and Munroe
Date:
1808
Description:

12mo, recent brown cloth spine, marbled boards, printed paper label.  First Edition.  

Biggs served as a volunteer officer under Miranda during his first expedition, and this work (which went through four quick Boston editions and a London edition) remains an important standard account of the affair. Howes B-442; Sabin 5333.  

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Condition:
Early pencil sketch on a front blank, facing the title; ink signature at the head of the title page. Interior browned and a bit stained; very good.
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Item number:
300113a
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