THE REIGN OF DOCTOR JOSEPH GASPARD RODERICK DE FRANCIA, IN PARAGUAY; BEING AN ACCOUNT OF A SIX YEARS' RESIDENCE IN THAT REPUBLIC.

London. 1827. xvi,208pp. Modern half calf and marbled boards, spine elaborately gilt, edges marbled. Very minor foxing and faint dampstaining; front fly leaf loose but laid in. Very good. Item #WRCAM41053

The first English language edition of this work, translated from the French, of the remarkable story of Francia's dictatorship following the collapse of Spanish authority. "Long detained by Francia, these trained observers recorded trustworthy observations that are a major source for the Francia regime" - Griffin. This makes ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE look like a picnic. ABPC shows no copies at auction in the last twenty years. LeCLERC 1931. PALAU 261106. SABIN 69615. GRIFFIN 6175.

Price: $600.00