Managua: Tipografia Nacional, 1893. First Edition thus. Folio. Bound volume containing all 98 issues for the year 1893. Each issue, generally 4 to 8 pages, features sections such as 'Seccion Oficial; (containing 'Poder Legislativo;' 'Poder Ejecutivo;' "Sesiones del Congreso" and "Contrato"); 'Seccion Editorial;' and 'Seccion de Avisos,' etc. 1/2 brown leather and black pebbled cloth titled in gold at spine; boards mottled and worn, dampstaining to upper edge, a few closed edge tears, else a Very Good copy . Ex-"Library of the San Francisco College for Women Gift of Joseph M. Gleason" bookplate to front pastedown (the Rt. Rev. Monsignor Joseph M. Gleason was a professor at the Religious of the Sacred Heart convent which in the 1930's established the San Francisco College for Women, the city’s first college for women). Item #21015
The year 1893 is pivotal in the history of Nicaragua, and saw Conservative President Roberto Sacasa overthrown and succeeded by the liberal Jose Santos Zelaya, whose 16-year presidency constituted the only signifiicant interval of rule by the Liberal Party in Nicaragua's history until the 1930s. The 'official gazette' contemporarily chronicles the events leading up to and following the transfer of power and thus provides an important twice a week record of the events as they actually unfolded. Mediated by U.S. Ambassador Lewis Baker, the Constitution of 1893 strengthened municipal government, separated church and state, prohibited convents and monasteries, guaranteed lay education, established a unicameral legislature, and abolished the death penalty. Begun in 1851, the official gazette of the government of Nicaragua publishes laws, decrees, agreements, resolutions and other actions of the government.