Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 352

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
(CUBA.) José María Heredia. Poesias del ciudadano José Maria Heredia, ministro de la audiencia de México. 2 volumes in one. 132, [3]; 128, 15 pages. Small 16mo, attractive modern morocco with gilt, black and red inlays; minimal wear and foxing to contents; edges tinted red; inked stamps of later owners on title page and elsewhere, small private library stickers on rear endpapers. In modern slipcase. Toluca [Mexico]: Juan Matute, 1832

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"Segunda edicion, corregida y aumentada" of the influential works of José María Heredia y Campuzano (1803-1839), who has been called the national poet of Cuba. Exiled in 1823 for supporting independence, he issued his first volume of poetry in New York in 1825, shortly before joining the Cuban exile community in Mexico. This second edition is substantially expanded and revised, representing the final and most complete edition issued during Heredia's short lifetime.

This volume collates with the copy at the Biblioteca Nacional de España; we find no other collations. Palau 113262n. 4 institutional holdings in OCLC. We trace no other examples of the first or second editions at auction since Swann's Hispanic Society sale on 30 November 1961, lot 230. A handsome example of a scarce and important literary work.