CHARLEVOIX, Pierre Francois Xavier de (1682-1761)
The History of Paraguay... a full and authentic Account of the Establishments formed there by the Jesuits, from among the Savage Natives, in the very Centre of Barbarism. London: Lockyer Davis, 1769.
2 volumes, 8vo (211 x 130 mm). Contemporary calf, spine gilt-lettered (light wear, joints splitting, old tape repairs). FIRST EDITION in English. "The most complete and satisfactory work on Paraguay, and the only one in which the vast system of the Jesuits is fully developed, the position of the author affording him peculiar opportunities for its examination" (Cox). Sabin 12133.