Item #21605 The Last Spanish War: Revelations in "Diplomacy" Orestes Ferrara, William E. Shea, trans.

The Last Spanish War: Revelations in "Diplomacy"

New York: Paisley Press, 1937. Very Good / Very Good. Item #21605

New York: Paisley Press, 1937. First American Edition. Octavo (22.5cm.); publisher's cloth in pale grey price-clipped dust jacket lettered in red; [2],151pp. Light shelf wear, rather extensive paper flaw along bottom quarter of upper jacket panel somewhat affecting imprint, brief ink stains to bottom textblock edge, contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper, else a Very Good, internally clean and sound copy overall.

The former Cuban Ambassador to the United States Orestes Ferrara's take on the Spanish-American War, as well as a scathing exposé on the treachery of European diplomatic practices. Arguably translated and published in the United States as part of the isolationist literature that had begun to circulate as events in Europe were worsening. From the rear jacket panel: "[The Last Spanish War] goes far to justify the numerous Americans, [sic] who believe that the United States must maintain its traditional aloofness from foreign entanglements." Perhaps significantly, the gift inscription in this copy written by a Lieutenant (Junior Grade), United States Navy Reserve, to his "Pa," March 20, 1942.

Price: $50.00