GILLESPIE (Alexander).

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GILLESPIE (Alexander).
GLEANINGS AND REMARKS: COLLECTED DURING MANY MONTHS OF RESIDENCE AT BUENOS AYRES, and within the upper country; with a prefatory account of the Expedition from England, until Surrender of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, under the joint Command of Sir D. Baird, G.C.B. K.C. and Sir Home Popham, K.C.B. Leeds, B. Dewhirst, 1818, in-8, half calf with corners, spine with gilt fleurons, green title page, gilt head [Bound around 1880], slightly rubbed, foxing. 1, ii and 342 pp. 2 maps out of text, on double page. Sabin 27391. First edition of these curious notes by a young officer. He evokes, among other things, in the course of his varied observations, the resistance of women at the beginning of the English occupation of 1806, a list, since lost, of Anglophiles who had pledged allegiance to King George, etc.
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