Buenos Aires: Imprenta Bonaerense, 1856. Two volumes. 23,vii,391,6; 472,5pp. plus frontispiece portrait in first volume. Quarto. Contemporary leather, spine and boards gilt. Outer joints rubbed and tender, spines worn, spine of first volume chipped. Contemporary ownership inscription on p. of first volume, contemporary annotation on p.23. Internally very good, with some minor occasional soiling and foxing. The second edition of the earliest history of Argentina written by a native author. First published in 1816-17 in three volumes, this important history of Buenos Aires and the surrounding area is based on original documents. Funes was a major figure in the revolution in Argentina, and the publisher of one of the earliest newspapers issued regularly in the region. This edition includes a nineteen-page biography of Funes, signed in print by "un amigo de los servidores de la Patria." An annotation in a contemporary hand at the end of the article indicates that Mariano Lozano is the author of the biographical introduction. PALAU 95861. SABIN 26211. (Inventory #: WRCAM36916)
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