London. 1819. xix,,653,pp., with additional errata slip tipped in. Later calf, elaborately stamped in gilt on covers and spine. Extremities very lightly rubbed. Some light scattered foxing. Very good, with bookplate of Alberto Parreño on front pastedown. Item #WRCAM41504
Hippisley served as a colonel in the First Venezuelan Hussars, as part of the British brigade sent to South America to assist in the war for independence in Venezuela. The account includes a description of the voyage to South America, with stops at St. Bartholomew, Grenada, St. Lucia, and other points in the Caribbean. The appendix prints a list of the officers of the First Venezuelan Hussars, as well as other documents, orders, etc., issued by Venezuelan leaders, including Bolivar. A fascinating account of South American independence movements, Bolivar, etc., notwithstanding Sabin's assertion that Lord Byron used the book to put himself to sleep. "An esteemed and scarce work" - Palau. SABIN 31988. PALAU 114859.