Buenos Aires: Imprenta de la Gaceta Mercantil, 1832. xv,,142,,-247,pp. plus lithographic portrait, one folding table, and two folding maps. [bound with:] Angelis, Pedro de: BIOGRAFIA DEL SEÑOR GENERAL ARENALES Y JUICIO SOBRE LA MEMORIA HISTÓRICA DE SU SEGUNDA CAMPAÑA A LA SIERRA DEL PERU EN 1821. Buenos Aires: Imprenta de la Independencia, 1832. 17pp. Quarto. Late 19th-century three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, t.e.g. Boards slightly rubbed. Bookplate of Maryland Historical Society inscribed "Presented Jose Arenales," with release stamp. Titlepage lightly soiled, with Maryland Historical Society stamp. Minor foxing in margins of portrait otherwise text clean and fresh. Short, clean tear in one folding map (no loss). One map detached but present. A very good copy. Item #WRCAM36942
A history of the military operations under Gen. Juan Antonio Álvarez de Arenales during the South American Wars of Independence. Arenales fought in numerous battles and became one of the key figures in Argentina's independence movement. He also played a significant role in Peru's independence, fighting under José de San Martín and eventually attaining the rank of governor of Northern Peru. He retired in 1822 with the rank of grand marshal. The author, the son of the general, also served in the military under San Martín and in the congress of the province of Salta in Argentina. The work consists of a narrative history and an appendix (pp.-247), the latter not noted by Sabin. The appendix reprints numerous documents related to two military campaigns in the Sierra. Bound with the MEMORIA HISTÓRICA... is an additional work on Gen. Arenales, also printed in Buenos Aires in 1832. SABIN 1930. PALAU 15909; 12494 (Angelis).