En Madrid: : En la Imprenta Real, 1796. First edition. Disbound from a larger volume. 10 [2 (blank)] p. With the official stamp: "Carolus IV. D.G. Hispaniarum Rex. Para despachos de oficio quatro mrs. Sello quarto, Año de mil setecientos noventa y seis” on p. 3 and 10. The first and last leaves partly, inner pages loose. Few underlines in pencil here and there. Otherwise in fine condition.
First edition of Carlos IV’s declaration of war on England. The Spanish declaration of war on England, the beginning of the Anglo-Spanish War of 1796–1808. In the royal decree, Charles IV accuses England of violating the Nootka Convention of 1794, and of threatening to invade Spain's American possessions.