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Important account of Miranda's first expedition  

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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

Biggs, James


Oliver and Munroe



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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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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