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Galicia (Spain, region). Xunta. [drop-title] Oficio dirigido por el reyno de Galicia al Excmo. Sr. Virey Gobernador y Capitan General de las provincias del Rio de la Plata. [colophon: Buenos Ayres: Imprenta de Niños Expósitos, 1808]. Small 4o (20 cm, 8.25").  ff. $250.00
Publication from the Niños Expósitos press in Buenos Aires of a letter from the authorities in Galicia informing Viceroy Liniers of the French invasion of Spain and that a state of war exists. The letter goes on to introduce Capt. Somoza de Monsoriu, commander of the frigate bearing the letter, and says that the captain is charged with bringing to Spain the caudal belonging to the king, in order to support the war against Napoleon. It also urges that the colony raise voluntary contributions for the war effort.
WorldCat locates only four U.S. libraries (JCB, Lilly, Bancroft, University of Arizona) reporting ownership.
Medina, Río de la Plata, 438; Fúrlong, Imprentas ríoplatenses, 1196; Palau 199605. Evidence of having been sewn, perhaps in a sammelband; leaves separating 2" at top with inner margin a bit irregular and small piece lost from lower inner corner.a rectangular darkening to each inner page where something once was laid in. Number in old red ink in upper margin of each recto. (41405) Please RESHELVE This.
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