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Carta escrita de un soldado de Oran a un Consejero de su Magestad, en respuesta de una suya de 20. de Iulio de 1622.
[Colophon] Madrid, Por la Viuda de Alonso Martin, (1623? Text dated at the end 30 August 1622). Folio (30 x 21 cm.), unbound. Skillful tissue repair along fold. Minor soiling. In very good condition. (2 ll.). *** FIRST EDITION? Another appeared in the same year at Barcelona. This is the detailed eyewitness account of a soldier who served under D. Juan Manrique de Cardenas in Oran (modern Algeria). After Manrique de Cardenas won two minor engagements with the Arabs, Muslim leaders declared the capture of Oran a crusade, and 1,700 men marched against it, but Manrique de Cardenas turned a treacherous attack from his rear into another victory. The anonymous soldier also briefly mentions his commander's actions regarding civil government in Oran: the sale of wheat to the poor, hospital treatment of soldiers, etc.*** Palau 45714. Pérez Pastor 1816. HSA p. 95. CCPBE cites a single copy only at the Seminario Mayor o Conciliar de San Julián, Cuenca, and no copies of the Barcelona edition. REBIUN locates only a photocopy at the Universidad de Alcalá, Colegio de Trinitários, and no copy of the Barcelona edition. Copac cites the Madrid edition at the British Library only. Not located in Hollis, Orbis, Catnyp or Melvyl. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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