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[Carrio de la Vandera, Alonso; Concolorcorvo].
El lazarillo de ciegos caminantes desde Buenos-Ayres, hasta Lima con sus itinerarios segun la mas puntual observacion, con algunas noticias utiles a los nuevos comerciantes que tratan en Mulas... Por Don Calixto Bustamante Carlos Inca, alias Concolorcorvo n
1773 [i.e. c. 1775-1776]. Gijon [i.e. Lima]. Imprenta de la Rovada. 12mo, pp. [490] (of 494, lacking leaves 2L2-3), with folding table following D3; small worm hole to initial 5 leaves and worm track to final 12 leaves, touching a few letters, a few small wormholes to blank margins elsewhere, closed tear to folding table repaired to verso, a little light damp staining; otherwise a very good copy in recent stiff vellum, gilt lettering to spine, decorative endpapers, gilt edges.- First edition of this uncommon guide, the most important colonial guide published in South America in the 18thcentury, which describes the significant route between Lima and Buenos Aires. Also, an interesting publication, in which the author used a pseudonym and altered the actual printer’s details. The author,Alonso Carrió de la Vandera (c. 1714-1783) was a Spanish colonial administrator who moved to Lima in 1746, serving in the early 1770s as inspector of the postal system between Buenos Aires and Lima.It was during his tenure of this position that he was inspired to writeEl lazarillo.The work wasoriginally attributed to Don Calixto Bustamente, Carrió’s Indian guide and traveling companion, but subsequent research has shown that Carrió used a pseudonym to avoid punishment for his criticism of the Spanish regime. In his work, the author makes some critics, and to avoid problems with the Spanish Government, he attributed the authorship to the native who accompanied him; he also had the printer alter the details, having it as printed in Gijon when in fact the place is Lima &l … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: HS Rare Books [Argentina]

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