Latin America C16th-C20th

A catalogue of 107 books encompassing 5 centuries of Central and South American history, literature and culture. This selection arranged in chronological order, from the oldest to the most recent item, includes some incredibly rare works, valuable books and documents, and mostly very good and excellent copies in the first edition. The catalogue covers a wide range of subjects, from literature, both prose and poetry, to pre-Colombian, colonial, and postcolonial history, geography, travel and exploration, mining, biography, law, science, etc. Among the highlights, to mention just a few, one can find two relevant sixteenth-century books on the New World, an outstanding seventeenth-century manuscript on Peruvian mining history, a collection of issues of the rare Gaceta del Gobierno de Lima, a beautifully inscribed first edition of the great Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío, the annotated typescript of the first Mexican national prize for literature Nayar, and one of the only fifty printed copies of the first edition in book form of Ángel de Campo’s Mexican novel La Rumba, dedicated by the editor to actor Anthony Quinn.