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Establishing a Mining Company
(A Foundation Document).  Compañia de Minas de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.   Manuscript in Spanish on paper: “Reglas y condiciones bajo las quales se ha proyectado establecer la Compañia de Minas, en este Reyno de Nueva-España, y demas Provincias, sus adyacentes con el titulo y advocacion de Nra. Senora de Guadalupe y R[ea]l proteccion del Rey N[ues]tro Sr. Dn. Fer[nan]do 6.o Por cuyo medio, y con el auxilio de los que entraren en ella, se dediquen universalmente al trabajo, y laborio de todas, y se logren los efectos, que con el beneficio fructificaren, cediendo en utilidad comun. De orden de el Excmo. Sr Virrey.” [Mexico]: no date [ca. 1750]. Folio (30 cm; 11.75"). [19] ff.
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Baily's Central American SurveyVolcanic Illustrations
Baily, John.  Central America; describing each of the states of Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica; their natural features, products, population, and remarkable capacity for colonization. London: Trelawney Saunders, 1850. 8vo (20.7 cm; 8.25"). Frontis., xii, 164 pp.; 2 plts.
$625.00
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Important Account ofthe Southwest & the Mexican Border
Emory, William Hemsley.  Notes of a military reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila rivers. Washington: Wendell & Van Benthuysen, 1848. 8vo (23.2 cm, 9.1"). 416 pp.; 43 plts. (lacking 1 fold. map).
$750.00
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The COOLEST Discoveries & Inventions
(French Boarding House Library Book).   Les découvertes les plus utiles et les plus célèbres: Agriculture - Navigation - Boussole - Ecriture - Papier - Imprimerie - Télégraphe - Poudre à canon - Paratonnerre - Verre - Lunettes - Téléscope - Microscope - Musique - Orgure - Peinture - Sculpture...Aérostats... Lille: L. Lefort, Imprimeur-Libraire, 1854. 8vo. [3 (1 blank)], frontis., [2], 5–190 pp., [1 (blank)] f.
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Coal Cannot Be Obtained Except at the Cost of Life”
Gibbons, William Futhey.  Those black diamond men: a tale of the Anthrax Valley. New York: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1902. 8vo (20.4 cm; 8"). 389 pp.
$25.00
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The Mining Revival & The Father of
Mexican Independence
    
Hidalgo, Miguel de,  Father of Mexican Independence.   Document Signed (Br. Hidalgo), on paper, in Spanish. No place [mining region of Real de Bolaños or Aguas Calientes], no date [1780]. Folio, 1 p., bound in a dossier of documents relating to the execution of the provisions of the will of Augustina Velázquez. [with] A number of other collateral documents relating to the Condes de Vivanco. On paper, in Spanish. Mexico City, Real de Bolaños, Aguas Clientes, Valladolid (now Morelia), and elsewhere in Mexico. Folio (31 cm, 12.25") and smaller. Approximately 350 ff.
$7500.00

A MANUSCRIPT Epitome of theLaws Relating to Indians in Spanish America
(Indians, South America).  Manuscript on paper. In Spanish. “Resumen de d[e]r[ech]os tocantes a los Yndios, sobre su reduccion. [Spanish America, most likely the Viceroyalty of Peru]: ca. 1725. Small 4to (21.5 cm; 8.5"). [14] ff. (3 ff. blank).
$3500.00
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The Stakes Here Are Very High . . .
(La Luz Mine).  Demanda promovida en Guanajuato por los herederos de D. Manuel Rubio y doña Francisca Posadas, para recobrar sus derechos en la mina de La Luz. Mexico: Tipo. de R. Rafael, 1848. Small 8vo. 26 pp.
$240.00

A “SMOKING GUN” Is Brandished . . .
(La Luz Mine).  Dueños de la Mina de La Luz.  Recurso de atentado, que algunos de los dueños de la mina de La Luz han promovido.... Mexico: Impr. de Ignacio Cumplido, 1848. Small 4to. 20 pp.
$240.00

Sale of aSHARE Is Contested . . .
(La Luz Mine).  Castañeda y Nájera, Manuel de. Alegato de buena prueba presentado por parte de la testamentaria del Señor D. Juan de Dios Perez Galvez, en el negocio que sigue contra D. Luis, Da. Concepcion y D. Ignacio Otero. Mexico: Imp. del Instructor del Pueblo, 1853. 8vo. 92 pp.
$250.00

California, New Mexico, & Galveston
Mexico.  Secretaría de Hacienda (authored by José Ignacio Esteva).   Memoria sobre el estado de la hacienda publica, leida en la Camara de diputados el 13 de enero y en la de Senadores el 16 del mismo, por el ministro respectivo. Mexico: Imprenta del Supremo Gobierno, 1826. Folio (29 cm; 11.25"). [1] f., 82 pp., [2] f., 93 tables (some fold.), [4] tables, p. 83.
$450.00
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SILVER MINING in 18th-CenturyMexico & Peru
Mexico (viceroyalty).  Laws, statutes, etc.  Reales ordenanzas para la direccion, regimen y gobierno del importante cuerpo de la mineria de Nueva-España, y de su real tribunal general. De orden de su magestad. Lima: 1786. 4to. [1] f., LXXIX, [1 (blank)], VII, [1 (blank)], 269, [1 (blank)] pp.
$2200.00
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The Science & Mechanics ofIron, ILLUSTRATED
Overman, Frederick.  The manufacture of iron, in all its various branches. Philadelphia: Henry C. Baird, 1850. 8vo (24 cm, 9.4"). 492, [4 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
$450.00
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“To Write or Speak the Epilogue after Any Great & Grand Drama Is
by No Means an Easy Task
Whewell, William; Henry T. De la Beche; & Others.  Lectures on the results of the Exhibition, delivered before the Society of Arts, Manufacturers, and Commerce, at the suggestion of H.R.H. Prince Albert, president of the society. Philadelphia: Reprinted by A. Hart, late Cary & Hart (Printed by T.K. & P.G. Collins), 1852. 12mo (17.9 cm; 7"). [2], 463 pp.
$150.00
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