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EUROPEAN POLITICS IN VENEZUELA

LELAND, Charles Godfrey; ERNST, A., trans.. Francia, Alsacia y Lorena. Traducido del ingles.

Caracas. Imprenta de 'El Diario', 1871.
Quarto. 22pp. Original printed wrappers. Slightly marked or browned, upper outer blank corner occasionally frayed. Dedication from the translator A. Ernst inscribed: 'Mr James McQueen with the translator's kind regards' to upper wrapper.
A scarce Spanish translation of a significant political pamphlet vindicating the claim of Germany to Alsace and Lorraine, printed in Venezuela. It was first published in English in 1870 by Charles Godfrey Leland (1824-1903), an American humourist, traveller and scholar of folklore. The pamphlet was very successful in Europe and America, and was translated into Spanish for South American readers. Supporting the German claims, it was published during the Franco-Prussian War, which led to the unification of Germany in 1871, and the annexation of Alsace and northern Lorraine. As the author remembers in his Memoirs, 'the German Minister in London ordered six copies, and the Times made the work, with all its facts and figures, into an editorial article' (p.403).

OCLC locates two copies at a single location (BL).
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref: 20117