Item #35 Tearing Down the Dictatorship, Rebuilding Democracy *; *Speech delivered before the joint Rotary Clubs of Metro-Manila at the Manila Hotel, January 23, 1986. Cory C. AQUINO, Corazon.
Tearing Down the Dictatorship, Rebuilding Democracy *; *Speech delivered before the joint Rotary Clubs of Metro-Manila at the Manila Hotel, January 23, 1986.

Tearing Down the Dictatorship, Rebuilding Democracy *; *Speech delivered before the joint Rotary Clubs of Metro-Manila at the Manila Hotel, January 23, 1986.

Manila: Friends and Admirers of NINOY AQUINO, 1986. First Edition, First Printing. Printed wraps, stapled. Small 8vo. Pp. 12. Printed self-wraps. Rear cover with image of Jose Rizal bust, accompanied by quote, “The glory of saving one’s country cannot be given to one who has contributed to its ruin.”. Fine. Item #35

First printing of the powerful, indicting speech by Corazon Aquino given a mere fortnight before the profound election in which her victory was suppressed by the Marcos regime. Subsequent protests and uprisings created a universal condemnation of Marcos’ repression of democratic process, giving rise to the People Power Revolution and resulting in the Marcos’ flight from the Philippines. While this speech has been published in Aquino’s collected writings, this ephemeral, first printing is quite rare. OCLC locates one institutional copy, at Harvard. Rare. Bookseller inventory R06111X1H.

Price: $750.00

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