New York: Published by G. and C. Carvill, 1828. 52p., mould-made paperstock, untrimmed 8.5x5.3 inch signatures fastened securely by original thread, paste-fastened into plain printed buff wraps. Spine panel (untitled) has a two-inch burst at the tail, and is split another two inches along the upper joint, dust-soiled front and back, slightly dished; good copy.
Pep talk hailing innovation in the sciences and the liberalization of politics. See p.51, a sample quote: "A community of independent powers, all possessing representative governments, now occupy the western world, and interpose an insuperable obstacle to the pretensions of Europe. The lofty plains of Mexico and Peru; the fertile banks of the Orinoco and La Plata; even the awful summits of the Andes resound with the exhilarating watch-words of liberty"
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