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CUERPO DE LEYES DE LA REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA. TOMO I
Bogota: Bruno Espinosa, 1822.. Bogota: Bruno Espinosa, 1822.. [2],267,[1],xi pp. Small quarto. Contemporary calf. Hinges cracked, spine partially perished, covers heavily scuffed and worn, corners heavily worn and chipped. Contemporary gift inscription of Pedro Gual Escando on front flyleaf. Internally clean and fresh. Good. The first volume of the laws of Gran Colombia, containing an early printing of the Constitution. Gran Colombia - a federation comprised of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and parts of present-day Peru and Brazil - was the federal republic established by Simon Bolivar after Colombia declared independence from Spain in 1810 and the several years of civil war which followed. The federation only lasted from 1819 to 1831; the constitution was drafted at the Congress of Cucuta in 1821, making Bogota the capital and officially electing Bolivar president. A second volume of laws was published in 1826. This copy with a gift inscription by Pedro Gual Escando (1783-1862), Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Colombia and later President of Venezuela. An important document in the history of Colombia and South America. PALAU 65955.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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