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Cartas pehuenches ó correspondencia de dos indios naturales del Pire-mapu el uno residente en Santiago, y el otro en las cordilleras pehuenches.
Imprenta de Gobierno, Santiago 1819 - "Two Chilean Indians Talking About Independence". 12 letters (complete), each from 6 to 12 pages. 4to., contemporary 1/2 calf gilt, moderate wear; Morse Code key in early manuscript on front endpapers; unsightly collector's inked stamps on first two leaves and elsewhere, some partly erased. FIRST EDITION. A philosophical dialogue between TWO CHILEAN INDIANS REGARDING LIBERTY AND INDEPENDENCE. Juan Egaña was a highly prestigious Chilean jurist; he participated in the process of Independence from its beginning; his most famous books is El Chileno consolado, o filosofia de la Religion (London, 1826) where Egaña explains his thinking regarding Independence; in the Cartas Pehuenches (a Chilean Indian tribe) Egaña clearly identifies the objective of Chilean independence with the Araucanian wars of the 16th century; curiously, according to the Chilean poet Braulio Arenas, Egaña was the creator of fiction in Chilean literature. * WorldCat: only one copy (Stony Brook). vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) S.P. páginas [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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