[Buenos Aires]: Imprenta Argentina, 1826. 12pp. Small quarto. 20th-century three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt. Edges and spine lightly worn, upper outer joint moderately worn. Contemporary number inscription in top margin of first page of text. Lower right corners of first two leaves chipped. Moderate age- toning and foxing. A good copy. Item #WRCAM37321
An extremely rare tract concerning the development of the Argentine constitution in the early republican period of that nation. In April 1819 a constitution was approved establishing a congress with two legislative branches and an elected chief executive. Due to the local political situation, however, that constitution was not fully enacted. A new constitution, promoting a centralized system of government, was eventually drafted in 1826. This manifesto of the government's constitutional commission, presented to the Argentine representatives, reviews various aspects of the 1819 Constitution and proposes changes to be effected in the new document. An extremely rare publication concerned with the early constitutional period in Argentina. OCLC locates only a single copy in the national Library of Chile. PALAU 148972. OCLC 55255075.