[Paris]: de l'imprimerie de Moreau, 1822. ,iv,175,pp. Contemporary tree calf, spine gilt, gilt morocco label. Binding slightly rubbed. Occasional minor soiling. A fine copy. Item #WRCAM36345
The first Paris edition of the constitution of the republic of Gran Colombia, following the first Spanish edition printed in Caracas the same year. In 1822, French and Dutch editions were also published in Philadelphia and Amsterdam, respectively. The formation of the new republic, which included Venezuela, New Granada, and Quito, was followed with much interest abroad, and the new government also wished to secure international support. This French edition includes a letter by the republic's envoy to foreign governments requesting diplomatic recognition. A message from President James Monroe to Congress regarding the new republic and dated March 8, 1822 is also included. SABIN 14574. OCLC 20375281.