Lot 312 of 522:
Letters on Paraguay, 1839  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$240
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
Letters on Paraguay: An Account of a Four Years' Residence in That Republic Under the Government of The Dictator Francia

Author:
Robertson, John Parish and William Parish Robertson

Place:
London

Publisher:
John Murray

Date:
1839

Description:

3 volumes. xxvii, [1], 359, [1]; x, [2], 344; xvi, 400 pp. (12mo) 19.2x12 cm later calf-backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spines. top edges speckled, marbled endpapers. Second Edition.

Narrative of two brothers from an English merchant family attempting to open trade with Paraguay under the rule of José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, "Supreme and Perpetual Dictator of Paraguay", popularly known as El Supremo. a few remnants of original cloth spines laid in.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Vertical scrapes to leather spine of Volume III, light wear otherwise; a few minor chips at fore-edges; near fine.


 
Item number:
309421
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