Unusual Massachusetts Spanish-language Imprint
América: O, examen general de la situación política de las diferentes potencias del continente occidental, con conjeturas sobre su suerte futura
Notes: A rather curious Spanish-language imprint from Massachusetts, and not the more typical Philadelphia and New York. This is a translation of the diplomat Alexander Hill Everett's 1827 book, America: Or, a General Survey of the Political Situation of the Several Powers of the Western Continent, with Conjectures on Their Future Prospects. The book was written while Everett was the US ambassador (minister) to Spain. Despite that position, he writes favorably of Spanish American independence efforts.
The publisher was listed as an agent for the sale of the English-language edition. It is possible that Everett, a Bostonian, commissioned the translation, although the copyright is assigned to the publisher.
iii, 296 pages.
Edition + Condition: First edition of the Spanish translation. A very good copy in original orange boards with a tan cloth spine.
Publication: Northampton, MA: Publicado por Simeon Butler, 1828.
Item No: #362089