A New Bishop for Buenos Aires Manuscript Decree
Carlos IV, King of Spain. Document signed with a wooden stamp ("Yo El Rey") and with evidence of a royal paper and wax seal. Aranjuez, 23 February 1798. Folio (288 x 210 mm.).  ff.
Decree confirming Pedro Inocencio Bejarano as bishop of Buenos Aires, succeeding the late Manuel de Azamor y Ramírez. Written in a cursive hand. With, in addition to the stamped royal signature, those of various witnesses.
Legal Age for Marrying
Charles IV, King of Spain. Begins: Don Carlos ... Con fecha de diez de Abril de este año he tenido a bien expedir mi Real Decreto del tenor siguiente.” [Madrid: No publisher/printer, 1803]. Folio.  pp. (last blank).
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Clarification of an earlier royal decree concerning legal marriage age for“españoles” outside of Spain (and who were not orphans) was required and obtained from the courts. Now the king orders local officials in the Spanish Empire to obey and publish the original decree with its amendments.
Signed by the crown with a wooden stamp, “Yo el Rey.”
This copy sent to Santiago, Chile, and docketed there.
Removed from a nonce volume. Clean and untattered. (25817)
Try, Try Again; & Again & Again & Again & Again
Chile. Constituion. 1823. Constitución política del estado de Chile, promulgada en 29 de diciembre de 1823. Santiago de Chile: Imprenta Nacional, [1823 or 1824]. Small 4to (22 cm; 8"). 81, [1 (blank)] pp.
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Sixth Chilean constitution, the first having been the Reglamento para el arreglo de la Autoridad Ejecutiva Provisoria de Chile 1811. The author here was Mariano Egaña (1793–1846), “one of the two or three best-read Creole intellectuals of the time. . . . [but] The constitution was far too complex to be applied to Chile (or anywhere else)” (Collier & Sater, History of Chile, pp. 48–49). This constitution and its 277 articles were replaced by the Ensayo Federal de 1826.
Briseño, I, 74; Palau 59709. 20th-century Spanish sheep. Stitching holes in inner margins. Very clean. A very good copy. (28505)
Very Early Printing of the 1863 Constitution
Colombia. Convención nacional. Actos lejislativos de la Convención Nacional. Instalada en Rionegro, el 4 de febrero de 1863. Bogotá: Impr. de la Nación, . 8vo.  f., 86 pp., vii pp.
The period 18401880 in Colombian political history was characterized by swings between ascensions of the Liberals and of the Conservatives, the Liberals ruling without serious challenge in the last two decades of that period.
Colombia. Laws, statutes, etc. Decretos del poder ejecutivo organizando las universidades. [Bogotá]: Imp. del Estado por J.A. Cualla, 1842. Small 4to. 64 pp.
This publication contains the Constitution of 1863 as ratified by the Ríonegro Convention as well as most of the other legislation that the Convention adopted. The constitution incorporated many anti-clerical measures, including: separation of Church and state; full freedom of worship, even for non-Catholics; suppression of religious orders; prohibition of corporate ownership of real property (which amounted to prohibition of Church ownership of property); and governmental supervision of worship. The document also thoroughly decentralized power and made each state a virtual law unto itself.
In an attempt to curb the power of Gen. Mosquera, the presidency was made an office of two-year duration, and immediate re-election or succession was barred.
IMPORTANT AND RARE: NUC Pre-1956 fails to locate any copies, and WorldCat finds only two copies.
Removed from a volume of pamphlets and now in later wrappers. Ownership mark eradicated from title-page. A very good copy of a rare item. (4035)
President Alcántara Harrán's reorganization of the universities.
Printed wrappers, sewn as issued. Covers dust-soiled, pages a little dog-eared; signature on front wrapper. Manuscript index at end. (4037)
Another Relacion MUCH More Detailed than Normal
Dávalos, Juan Eusebio. [drop-title] Relacion de los servicios del general Don Juan Eusebio Davalos, cavallero del orden de Alcantara, los de su padre, y antepassados. [Madrid, 1743]. Folio.  ff.
Doubtless Everyone WasENTIRELY
Eyzaguirre, Ignacio Victor. Sermon q[u]e [en] el 18 de setiembre de 1844, aniversario XXXIV de nuestra independencia, predicó.... Santiago, [Chile]: Imp. del Progreso, 1844. 12mo. 19, [1 (blank)] pp.
Good patriotic oratory from the secretary to the archbishop of Santiago. Preached before the President and other high dignitaries of the government.
Not in Palau. Modern light wrappers, lacking original wrappers. Very good condition.
A Thank-You / An Announcement
Family of Juan José Neira. Broadside, begins: Un año hace que ha dejado de existir el general Neira. Bogotá: [Family of Juan José Neira], 1842. Small 4to (25 x 21 cm; 9.75" x 8" ).  p.
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The family of Gen. Neira, a military leader during the Wars of Independence and a politician and military man during the republic, died in 1841 of injuries he suffered at the battle of Buenavista in 1840. The family thanks his friends and the public in general for their support during the year of mourning and announces a special mass on 14 January.
Printed on thin paper with a black border, the text contained in a square withina catafalque featuring weeping figures, skulls and cross bones, and eagles.
As issued, never bound. Margins irregular. “Señor José M. Resptrepo” in lower margins. (38182)
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