Manuscript Account of 1914 Lima Military Coup. Coleman, Wilbur Sherman.
Manuscript Account of 1914 Lima Military Coup
Manuscript Account of 1914 Lima Military Coup
Manuscript Account of 1914 Lima Military Coup

Manuscript Account of 1914 Lima Military Coup

var. n.p. 1914. Hardcover. The author took with him in 1914 a copy of the first edition of Ernest Peixotto's "Pacific Shores from Panama" on a trip to South America. In it he recorded a diary of his trip, and inserted photographs he took along the way. Then, in Lima, he writes: "7 A.M. Feb. 4th. .. The revolution broke at 4a.m. this morning. The Palace across the Plaza was taken after an hour and a half of rifle and Gatlin gun fire... and so he fills a page with his impressions of the scene. Guillermo Billinghurst was overthrown on February 4, 1914, in a military coup headed by colonel Oscar R. Benavides, Javier and Manuel Prado, and conservatives members of the Civilista Party. "Feb. 5th ... The President was seized + thrown into prison, his only loyal officer the Minister of War was killed..." Nearly all of the photographs are filled on their backs with descriptions; most are of a travelogue type, but some are of the coup. On one of a soldier standing before dead bodies, "The soldier ... was undecided whether to chase me or have his 'picture tuk'. Vanity won..." Book is worn and shaken; sold for the diary and photographs, many of which were tipped to the pages of the book. The name is taken from the owner's signature on the first page of the Preface; but the last name is a trifle indistinct and may be Cockran or something similar. All photographs are signed with "W.S.C." Very good. Item #17369

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