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Letters on Paraguay, 1839  

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

Robertson, John Parish and William Parish Robertson


John Murray



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.

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

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