Bosquejo economico politico de la isla de Cuba, comprensivo de varios proyectos de prudentes y ... Bosquejo economico politico de la isla de Cuba, comprensivo de varios proyectos de prudentes y ...

Bosquejo economico politico de la isla de Cuba, comprensivo de varios proyectos de prudentes y saludables mejoras que pueden introducirse en su gobierno y administracion.

TORRENTE, Mariano.

Published by Madrid, Imprenta de D. Manuel Pita, Madera Alta, 1852, and Habana: Imprenta de Barcina, 1853., 1853
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2 volumes. 8°, contemporary quarter maroon morocco over decorated boards (slight defect to head of spine of volume II; other very minor wear at extremities), marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges, two leather labels for each volume, gilt letter. Lithograph portrait of author. Tables in text. Light browning in second volume (but not brittle); first volume clean and crisp. A very good to fine set. Lithographic portrait, 420 pp.; 462 pp., (1 blank l.). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Torrente begins by discussing the movement for Cuban independence, including British and American attitudes and involvement, and royal decrees of the 1850s regarding Cuba. From vol. I, p. 132 he describes Cuban climate, topography, agriculture, population, transportation, the clergy, justice system, public education, police, and civil government, with particular attention to municipal government and trade with Spain. Volume II is concerned with improving trade, particularly in grains and minerals, and with reforming the monetary system, banks, and the tax system.Mariano Torrente (Barbastro, Huesca, 1792-Havana, 1856) fought in the Peninsular War before being named consul to the Papal States (1815-1822). Named consul at Livorno, he became a close friend of Agustín Iturbide. Torrente's Historia de la Revolución hispanoamericana, Madrid, 1829-1830, was the first overview of the Latin American independence movements - of which Torrente himself strongly disapproved. Torrente had years of firsthand knowledge of Cuba. He was sent in 1833 to the Tesorería de Rentas de La Habana, remaining there until 1840, and he returned to Cuba for good in 1843, after holding a series of high government positions in Spain. He remained convinced that Spain should attempt to reconquer its former Latin American colonies.Among Torrente's many published works are several dealing with Cuba: Proyecto de contribución, 1838; Opúsculo sobre la Hacienda de la isla de Cuba, 1840; Cuestión importante sobre la esclavitud, 1841; and Memoria sobre la esclavitud, 1841.*** Trelles III, 239-40. Palau 336118. Copac locates copies at the British Library and Oxford University. NUC: DLC, CU, FU, NcD, OrU, CtY, ICJ, MB, NN, NNH, CU. Bookseller Inventory # 25013

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Title: Bosquejo economico politico de la isla de ...

Publisher: Madrid, Imprenta de D. Manuel Pita, Madera Alta, 1852, and Habana: Imprenta de Barcina, 1853.

Publication Date: 1853

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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