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HIPPISLEY Simon Bolivar
JOHN MURRAY, 1819. I have here for sale a RARE book entitled A NARRATIVE OF THE EXPEDITION TO THE RIVERS ORINOCO AND APURE IN SOUTH AMERICA, which sailed from England in November 1817 and joined the patriotic forces in Venezuela and Caracas - by G Hippisley, late colonel of the First Venezuelan Hussars, in the service of the Republic, and Colonel Commander of the British Brigade in South America. Published in 1819 by John Murray in London. Hippisley served as a colonel in the First Venezuelan Hussars, as part of the British brigade sent to South America to assist in the war for independence in Venezuela. The account includes a description of the voyage to South America, with stops at St.Bartholomew, Grenada, St. Lucia, and other points in the Caribbean. The appendix prints a list of the officers of the First Venezuelan Hussars, as well as other documents, orders, etc., issued by Venezuelan leaders, including Simon Bolivar. A fascinating account of South American independence movements, Bolivar, etc., notwithstanding Sabin's assertion that Lord Byron used the book to put himself to sleep. "An esteemed and scarce work" - Palau. Sabin 31988. Palau 114859 Quarter bound in brown leather on marbled hardboards, with gilt red title label and author name in gilt lettering on the spine. xix, Errata, 653 pages, 24 cm x 15 cm. There is a library stamp of The Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland on the title page. We have over 1000 items in our Ebay shop on a wide range of subjects, so please feel free to have a browse and see if anything else takes your fancy. Postage will be by Air Ma … [Click Below for Full Description]
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