Buenos Aires: Imprenta de la Independencia, 1817. 11pp., with vignette on titlepage and official coat of arms on first page of text. Quarto. Half calf and marbled boards, neatly rebacked. Two-page note regarding this publication by previous owner dated Dec. 3, 1966 on front free endpaper and front fly leaf. Contemporary ownership inscription on first page of text, partially over coat of arms. Scattered foxing. A very good copy. Item #WRCAM37245
A scarce manifesto issued by the Congress of the United Provinces of Rio de la Plata during the latter part of the independence period in the region. The work serves as a justification for pursuing independence from Spain, with much detail regarding injurious Spanish policies in the region. Dated Oct. 25, 1817 and signed in print at the end by Dr. Pedro Ignacio de Castro y Barros, Palau notes the text was actually written by Dr. Pedro Medrano. A reply to this independence manifesto written by "un Americano del Sud" was published the following year by the Imprenta Real. OCLC 14930003, 55265288. PALAU 148893. ZINNY 1817:24.