Buenos Aires: Imprenta de los Expósitos, 1822. ,397pp. Nos. 1-23 plus supplement to No. 22, paged continuously. Quarto. Contemporary three-quarter sheep and marbled boards, spine gilt. Outer joints and corners worn. A few pencil annotations. Occasional minor foxing. A very good copy. Item #WRCAM36917
An extremely rare copy of the complete first volume of the most important Argentinean periodical of the early independence period. Edited by Florencio Varela, Juan Cruz Varela, and Ignacio Núñez, the issues include news, miscellaneous notices, and short literary pieces in verse and in prose. CENTINELA was published weekly, and then biweekly, in 1822 and 1823. The two years of the periodical consist of seventy-two numbers and three supplements. This first volume is complete with twenty-three numbers and one supplement. Extremely rare. OCLC records four copies, at New York Public, the John Carter Brown Library, the British Library, and the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institute in Germany. PALAU 51467. OCLC 50151967.