MERCURIO PERUANO. REVISTA MENSUAL DE CIENCIAS SOCIALES Y LETRAS.
Place Published: Lima
Publisher: Sanmartí y Ca.
Date Published: 1918-1973
Pages: 57 vols., v.p.
Book Id: 71943
57 leather bound vols., from 7/1918 to 6/1973.
493 issues of Mercurio Peruano. Scarce. The MERCURIO PERUANO was the most important Peruvian newspaper of the Enlightenment period, created and edited by a group of young intellectuals. The paper discussed a wide array of topics, ranging from mining to poetry, but was first and foremost intended to establish an intellectual identity for Peru as a nation. The first issue was published on January 2, 1791, and the paper subsequently ran on a semi-weekly basis for 411 issues, until 1795. A significant portion - almost half - of the periodical's complete run is represented here. Each volume also contains subscribers lists, meteorological observations, and numerous folding tables. A significant run of this important Peruvian paper. MEDINA (LIMA) 1744. VARGAS UGARTE 2612.