Matanzas: Aurora del Yumiri, 1882. 36pp. 12mo. Original printed wrappers. Spine mostly perished, but wraps holding. Some edge wear and toning. Contemporary ink stamp on title page. Still very good. Item #1628
An unrecorded instructional booklet on the history of Cuba for use by schools on the island, printed in Matanzas in 1882. The text sets out lessons about Cuban history, particularly in regards to its relationship with Spain and Spanish influence in its development, in a basic question-and-answer format divided into four time periods beginning with the arrival of Columbus. This copy bears the ownership stamp of George R. Brush, who duties as surgeon and medical inspector for the U.S. Navy, took him throughout the Caribbean and South American during his career from 1861 to 1894. An unusual survival and a nice example of Cuban schoolbooks and Cuban printing outside Havana; we locate no copies of this "Primera Parte," not any subsequent part in OCLC.