Santiago Chile: Imprenta De La Libreria Del Mercurio De Orestes L. Tornero, 1872. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Item #26812
101 pages. Spanish text. In three sections: Las Propiedades de los jesuitas en el distrito de Santiago; Adquisiciones de los jesuitas en las provincias de Chile; Diversas industrias de los jesuitas. Part of the Biblioteca de la Revista de Santiago. Don Diego Barros Arana (1830 - 1907) Chilean historian & investigative writer of Basque origin, legislator, minister and diplomat; "…studied for a legal career but gave up the law to pursue his interests in history and literature. In 1859 the Chilean government exiled him for writing articles critical of the government. While in exile he visited Buenos Aires, Montevideo, and Rio de Janeiro, where he collected historical data, and he later did the same in France, England, and Spain. He was one of the first Latin-American historians to explore the rich Spanish archives…subsequently served as a dean of the humanities faculty at the University of Santiago and as Chilean ambassador to Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. As a historian Barros Arana was more a painstaking investigator and annalist than an interpreter of historical events, though his works are somewhat coloured with ideas of Chilean nationalism. His reputation rests upon his monumental Historia general de Chile, one of the landmarks of 19th-century Latin-American historiography." (Ency. Brit. Info.) Previous owner name and his small (1/2" approx.) collection sticker on the half-title page of George R. Brush; he served in the U.S. Navy as a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894 (his death) and was often on-station various ports in South America, conducting his naval duties. An OCLC search at time of cataloging indicates a copy held in Spain. Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" size; original sewn printed yellow paper wraps; a little wear & soiling to the binding, around the cover edges; contents clean and in very good condition.