Buenos Aires: Imprenta de la Independencia, 1822-1823. 208,193-200,31pp. Nos. 1-12. Nos. 1-10 paged continuously, pages of No. 11 misnumbered, pages of No. 12 numbered correctly -31 for second year of publication. The first eleven numbers were issued monthly February through December 1822; the twelfth issue was published March 1823. Contemporary diced sheep, black leather label stamped in gilt. Outer joints and spine worn. Minor foxing and dampstaining. Very good. Item #WRCAM36918
The extremely rare initial twelve issues of the first statistical register for the province of Buenos Aires. The publication was created by government decree on December 13, 1821, reprinted here in the first issue published on February 15, 1822. The REGISTRO ESTADISTICO... was charged with publishing statistics documenting conditions throughout the province, with additional causes, notes, and observations. The issues are a fascinating compilation of facts and figures regarding all aspects of life in Buenos Aires in the early period of independence. On a regular basis, data concerning geography, meteorology, the movement of populations, and hospitals were recorded. Other areas documented in these issues include commerce, means of production, and education (including courses taught at the university). An extremely rare government publication documenting the political economy of Buenos Aires in the early 1820s. OCLC lists nine locations for the register, but only Cornell for the earliest issues. SABIN 68831. PALAU 253761.