9 June 2004
BUSTAMENTE CARLOS, Calixto (fl. 1770s). El Lazarillo de ciegos caminantes desde Buenos-Ayres, hasta Lima con sus Itineratios segun la mas puntual observacion, con algunas noticias utiles á los Nuevos Comerciantes que tratan en Mulas; y otras Historicas. Gijon [but Lima]: Imprenta de la Rovada, 1773.
12o (146 x 93 mm). Folding table. (Repaired wormtracks with many letters affected, some supplied in manuscript facsimile.) Original sheep, spine gilt (recased, repairs to spine); sheep-faced slipcase (rubbed). Provenance: Cortes Library (stamp removed from title and on Y1v).
FIRST EDITION OF THIS VERY SCARCE BOOK PRINTED IN LIMA. Bustamante was an Inca known as Concolorcovo. "This work bears all the marks of having been printed in Lima. The author was a descendant from the ancient Incas. He accompanied Don Alonso Carrio in a journey from Buenos Ayres to Lima, for the purpose of establishing the posts between those places, in the humble capacity of a servant. This work is a joco-serious account of the expedition" (Sabin 9566). Palau 37707.
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