ENSAYO DE LA HISTORIA CIVIL DE BUENOS AIRES, TUCUMAN Y PARAGUAY.

Buenos Aires: Imprenta Bonaerense, 1856. Two volumes. 23,vii,391,6; 472,5pp. plus frontispiece portrait in first volume. Quarto. Contemporary leather, spine and boards gilt. Outer joints rubbed and tender, spines worn, spine of first volume chipped. Contemporary ownership inscription on p.[3] of first volume, contemporary annotation on p.23. Internally very good, with some minor occasional soiling and foxing. Item #WRCAM36916

The second edition of the earliest history of Argentina written by a native author. First published in 1816-17 in three volumes, this important history of Buenos Aires and the surrounding area is based on original documents. Funes was a major figure in the revolution in Argentina, and the publisher of one of the earliest newspapers issued regularly in the region. This edition includes a nineteen-page biography of Funes, signed in print by "un amigo de los servidores de la Patria." An annotation in a contemporary hand at the end of the article indicates that Mariano Lozano is the author of the biographical introduction. PALAU 95861. SABIN 26211.

Price: $500.00