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FLINTER, George Dawson. The History of the Revolution of Caracas; comprising an impartial narrative of the atrocities comitted by the contending parties, illustrating the real state of the contest, both in a commercial and political pointb of view. Together with a description of the Llaneros, or people of the plains of South America. London: C. Richards for T. & J.Allman [and others], 1819. 8° (220 x 135mm). 2pp. publisher's advertisements at rear. (Some spotting, generally light, but heavier to title and first and last few leaves.) 20th-century calf-backed boards (spine faded). FIRST EDITION. Sabin 24800.
Carl August GOSSELMAN. Resa i Colombia, aren 1825 och 1826. Nykoping: P.E. Winge, 1828. 2 volumes, 8° (199 x 122mm). Folding engraved map, 2 lithographic plates after C.G. Plagemann. Contemporary half sheep, spines gilt (scuffing to extremities, neat repair to spine of vol.II). Provenance: W.K. (small early ink stamp on each title). FIRST EDITION. Sabin 28065.
And five others on South America. Interesting Official Documents relating to the united provinces of Venezuela... in Spanish and English. London: 1812. 8°. Contemporary half calf [rebacked]. Sabin 34898; George Laval CHESTERTON. A Narrative of proceedings in Venezuela, in South America, in the years 1819 and 1820. London: 1820. 8°. Contemporary half calf. Sabin 12550; Francis HALL. Colombia: its present state, in respect of climate, soil... and inducements to emigration. London: 1824. 8°. Contemporary calf [rebacked]. Sabin 29768; [ANON.] Letters written from Colombia, during a journey from Caracas to Bogotá, and thence to Santa Martha, in 1823. London: 1824. 8°. Contemporary half calf [rebacked]; John STEUART. Bogotá in 1836-7... New York: 1838. 12°. Contemporary cloth. Sabin 91388). (8)
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