Lot 243[BOLIVAR and THE INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT]
The quality remnants of a library devoted to the subject containing much primary material. Various places and publishers: mostly 1820s onward, approximately 125 volumes being first and later editions mostly Spanish but many in English. Various bindings of early morocco backed boards, modern leather or original cloth, also contains numerous pamphlets in card cases. This is a large group of volumes relating to the political history of the independence movement, with many volumes printed during the lifetime and after the death on Simon Bolivar (several copies of his memoirs, collected letters, much on the centenary of his birth, the influence of, etc); major figures of the movement such as Generals Sucre and his assasination, Paez, Blanco, Miranda, and others; many volumes on the political and legal history of the revolution in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia and elsewhere; some general books on the art and history of the region, etc; Together with an 1880 autograph letter from Guzman Blanco, an ALS of French mathematician Gaspard Monge, two others, and a clamshell case containing various matted portraits and prints. Generally sound copies but wear commensurate with age, occasional restorations, should be seen and sold as is.
Primary material includes Historia de la Conquista y Poblacion de la Provincia de Venezuela, Caracas, 1824, Sabin 57997, repairs; Memoirs of Simon Bolivar, President Liberator of the Republic of Colombia, London, 1830, 2 volumes, portrait and folding map, original cloth; the Boston edition of the same, 1829, original boards, both Sabin 32644; HIPOLITO, JOSE HERRERA. Album de Ayacucho, Lima, 1862, first edition, original binding, cloth box, Sabin 31566; [MORILLO]. Causa criminal seguida contra ... Apolinar Morillo ... del asesinato perpetrado ... de Sucre, Bogota, 1843, first edition, Sabin 50702; Ensayo sobre la Conducta del General Bolivar, Santiago, 1826, Sabin 6187; PRESAS, JOSE. Juicio Imparcial sobre las Principales Causas de la Revolucion de la America Espanola, Burdeos, 1828, first edition, full red morocco, Sabin 65112; Coleccion de Decretos expedidos por S. E. el Libertador Presidente de Colombia, Caracas, 1828, first edition, Sabin 14563, etc.
Sold for $3,438
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