Item #List2419 Articulos Filosoficos y Cartas a un Campesino. California - Mexican-American Imprints - Los Angeles, Ramon Verea.

Articulos Filosoficos y Cartas a un Campesino.

Los Angeles: La Aurora Mexicana, 1909. 8vo, wraps, 92 pp. Some chips to front wrap and first two pages, slight brittleness, very good minus overall. Very Good. Item #List2419

Ramon Verea was a writer and inventor who was best known for his invention of a mechanical calculator capable of multiplying large numbers with great speed, an invention he never marketed but that has remained legendary in history of computing circles, with a prototype held at the IBM corporate headquarters. He was also an editor and writer, founding the magazine El Progreso in 1884. Known for his anti-colonial ideas, he moved to Guatemala in 1895 and then to Buenos Aires in 1897, dying two years later. This collection of Varea’s collected essays on various subjects was published by the “La Aurora” Libreria Mexicana, located at 611 North Spring St. in Los Angeles, a publishing house about which we find no information, though it is notable as a Spanish-language publisher of radical works. OCLC locates six copies.

Price: $450.00