[La Paz]: Imprenta del Colejio de Educandas, 1829. Broadside, pp., 17 x 12 1/2 inches. Previously folded, with tears along fold lines repaired by tape on the verso. A few minor chips and small tears at edges. Two other small holes not affecting text. Lightly tanned and dampstained. Good. A broadside prospectus for the Bolivian periodical El Iris de la Paz, which was published from 1829 to 1839. A united, independent Bolivian state was officially established only four years previously in 1825, and this statement of intent strikes a particularly nationalist tone. In describing his purpose, the author of the proposal writes, "A este papel se ha querido dar le nombre de IRIS DE LA PAZ, para que désde su titulo prevenga á los lectores de que el objecto primario de su direccion es tratar los medios de conservar la armonia social, fomentar el respeto á las leyes, sostenar con sanos principios la necesidad de un sólido réjimen para la nacion, y cuanto conduzca á cimentar entre nosotros la paz esterior, y la tranquilidad interior del Estado." An interesting and rare document of early South American independence. Not in OCLC. (Inventory #: WRCAM51530)
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