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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


Selling Hair Tonic in Spain
Lanman & Kemp.  Tónico Oriental para el cabello. [Barcelona?]: Lanman & Kemp, [1864]. 8vo. 4 pp.; illus.
$45.00
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Exploring One of those Lesser Paths” of History
One Hundred Illustrations”
Larwood, Jacob, & John Camden Hotten.  The history of signboards, from the earliest times to the present day... sixth edition. London: John Camden Hotten, 1867. 8vo (18.8 cm, 7.4"). Col. frontis., x, 536 pp.; 19 plts.
$200.00
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Cheating the Church Out of the Tithe Tax
Lopez Torrija, Carlos.  Broadside. Begins: El Dr. Maestro Don Carlos Lopez Torrija ... Hago saver a todos los fieles ... qu sean duenos de hazinas de labor, rancho, tierreas dezimales, vezinos y moradores, estantes, y havitantes en la iurisidccion de la Ciudad de los Angeles ... Puebla de los Angeles: [Diego Fernandez de Leon], 1687. Folio extra (43 x 31 cm, 17" x 12.125"). [1] p.
$1250.00
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Dotado de Experiencia y de Instruccion”
“M.A.R.”  [drop-title] Observaciones sobre algunos escritos publicados con motivo del nombramiento del señor Viscarra. [colophon: Lima: Imprenta de Masias, 1828]. Small folio (29 cm; 11.5"). [2] ff.
$350.00
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They Had Their Problems Then, Too . . .
But Also, for the Moment, a Nice Little Surplus
Madison, James (President, 1809–17).  Message from the President of the United States, to the two houses of Congress, at the commencement of the second session of the fourteenth congress. Washington: Pr. by William A. Davis, 1816. 8vo. 16 pp.
$100.00
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The 30 Years' Peace:  First American Edition, Much Enlarged
Martineau, Harriet.  History of the peace: Being a history of England from 1816 to 1854. With an introduction 1800 to 1815. Boston: Walker, Wise, & Co.; Walker, Fuller, & Co., 1864–66. 8vo (20.6 cm, 8.1"). 4 vols. I: xi, [1], 455, [1] pp. II: vii, [1], 500, 2 pp. III: x, 575, [1] pp. IV: xii, 665, [1] pp.
$115.00
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AnUNRECORDED American Imprint?
Massachusetts. Treasury Office.  Broadside with manuscript completions, begins: Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Honorable Henry Gardner, Esq; treasurer and receiver-general of the said commonwealth. [blank] constable or collector of [blank] Greeting &c. By virtue of an act of the Great and General Court ... These are in the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to will and require you forthwith to collect all and every the sums ... Given under my hand and seal at Boston, the Twenty-fifth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty. [Boston: No publisher/printer, 1780]. Folio (41 x 33 cm, 16.5" x 13"). [1] p.
$2500.00
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Culinary Economy
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.  The Metropolitan Life cook book. New York: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., 1924. 8vo. 64 pp.
$25.00
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A Balli-Printed Broadside with aJuan Pablos Woodcut Initial
(Buying a Lot of Cochineal!)
(MEXICAN “INCUNABLE”).  Notarial form.  Carta de poder. [Mexico: Pedro Balli, before 25 February 1594]. Folio 33.5 cm, 13.25"). [1] f. with integral leaf in manuscript.
$1925.00
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Taxing MoneyFlowing from the NATION
Mexico.  Laws, statutes, etc. 7 April 1823.  Broadside. Begins: “ ...sabed: que el mismo Soberano Congreso con fecha 4 del presente, se ha servido resolver: que hasta nueva determinacion se observen con respecto a la conduccion y extraccion de Moneda....” Mexico: No publisher/printer, 1823. Folio (29 cm; 11.5"). [1] p.
$250.00
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Mexico's Income in1825
Mexico.  Secretaría de Hacienda (authored by José Ignacio Esteva).   Memoria sobre el estado de la hacienda publica, leida en la Camara de diputados y en la de Senadores por el ministro del ramo. En cumplimiento del artículo 120. de la Constitucion federal de los Estados unidos mexicanos á 4. de enero de 1825. Mexico: Imprenta del Supremo Gobierno de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, en palacio, 1825. Folio (29 cm; 11.25"). [1] f., 52 pp., [1] f.
$450.00
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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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A Famous Designer's TRAVELOGUE ofHis TRIP TO CHINA in 1984
Miho, Jim.  Kromekote opens up a whole new world. [New York?, Cincinnati?]: Champion International Corp., [1985]. 32mo (near miniature: 10 cm; 3.9375"). [48] ff.
$175.00
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Professionally Published Cookery / Locally Influenced Advertising & Fundraising
Milford (MA).  Young Men's Christian Association. Women's Auxiliary.   Cook book “Something good for company.” Milford, MA: Amherst Cook Book Co., (1912). 8vo (22.9 cm, 9"). 32 pp.
$75.00
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Benthamite/Utilitarian/ImperialistHistory of India
Mill, James.  The history of British India ... in six volumes. London: Baldwin, Cradock, & Joy, 1826. 8vo (23.1 cm, 9.1"). 6 vols. I: iv, xxxv, [1], 450 pp.; 1 map. II: iv, 463, [1] pp.; 1 map. III: iv, 571, [1] pp. IV: iv, 508 pp. V: iv, 546 pp. VI: iv, [2], 631, [1] pp.
$650.00
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No Plan, No Pattern Can We Trace”Illustrated
(The Persuasive Power of Metaphor?)
[More, Hannah]. Turn the carpet; or, the two weavers: A new song, in a dialogue between Dick and John. London: Sold by J. Marshall, R. White, & S. Hazard, [1796]. 12mo (17.7 cm, 6.97"). [8] pp.; illus.
$200.00
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Words are Meant to be Clothed, Not Buried”
Morris, Henry.  11 items from the Bird & Bull Press. Newton, PA: Bird & Bull Press, [1978–98]. 11 items, varying sizes; illus.
$220.00
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Guilford & Green May BeStrange Bedfellows
Morris, Henry.  Guilford & Green. [North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1970]. 8vo (24.5 cm; 9.625"). [1] f., 88 pp., [2] ff. (two leaves not counted in pagination), 4 facsims. tipped-in (part fold.), illus, port.
$300.00
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Departures Were atFour A.M.
Murphy Hermanos.  Broadside. Begins, “Diligencia americana de Durango a Zacatecas.” Durango: Imp. del Gobierno, 1868. Folio (30.5 cm; 12"). [1] p.
$450.00
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