Curious and Scarce Imprints from South America by Libreria de Antano
Vicente Rocafuerte was an early Ecuadorian president. He participated in the revolution against Spain and the battle for independence from Colombia. Rocafuerte served as president from 1834-1839, and for years bounced back and forth between having a competitive and allied relationship with Juan Flores, another early Ecuadorian leader. Offered are three Quito imprints, from 1835-38, expressing Rocafuerte's point of view. In one he warns against "the evil ones, this small number of corrupted beings, professional rebels..." In the others he attacks a rival as a traitor. Rocafuerte seems to have been a decent president, at least by the standards of the times, though he was often consumed by power.
A Colombian church publication from 1847 calls the faithful to confess their sins at Lent, and complains of the lack of religiosity of the times. Was there ever a time when one generation didn't complain about the lax standards of the next?
There was an epidemic of cholera in southern Peru in the mid-19th century. Dr. Jose Cano offers some remedies, mostly based on the consumption of alcohol.
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