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The MINING REVIVAL & The Father of
(Augustina's “Archive”).  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.

Child Labor in the Coal Mines as aCharacter-Building Experience:
“A True & Interesting Story”
The affectionate daughter: shewing how, when very young, she maintained her afflicted mother, and one of her brothers, by working in a coal-pit; and how providence rewarded her after her mother's death. London: J. Evans & Son, [ca. 1820]. 8vo (17.7 cm, 7"). 8 pp.
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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.
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Colliers Dropping Like Flies
(Cheap Repository for Religious & Moral Tracts).  The cock-fighter. A true history. Bath: S. Hazard; London: J. Marshall, [1795]. 12mo (19 cm, 7.5"). 12 pp.
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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).
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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.

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.

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.

Giving SMITHS Access to SILVER & GOLD in the Viceregal Mint
Revilla Gigedo, Juan Vicente Güemes Pacheco de Padilla, Conde de.  Broadside begins: Don Juan Vicente de Guemez ... virrey, gobernador y capitan general de Nueva Espana ... Por quanto habiendose dado cuenta a S.M. con el grave recomendable expediente sobre diversas solicitudees de los plateros, batiojas y tiradores de oro ... [Mexico: No publisher/printer, 1791, 9 June]. Folio extra (41.5 cm, 16.375 ). [1] f.
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Facts, Figures, Who's Who, & What's Where
Unanúe, José Hipólito.  Guia política, eclesiástica y militar del Virreynato del Perú. Para el año de 1794. [Lima]: Impresa en la Imprenta Real de los Niños Huérfanos, [1794]. 8vo (15 cm, 5.875"). [8], xii, [2], 306 pp.; 6 fold. plts., [1] fold. map.
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Early 19th–Century Seismology
Vassalli-Eandi, Antonio Maria.  Rapport sur le tremblement de terre qui a commencé le 2 avril 1808, dans les vallées de Pélis, de Cluson, de Pô, etc. Fait à la classe des sciences physiques et mathématiques de l'Académie Impériale de Turin dans sa séance du 2 mai 1808. [Turin]: Felix Galletti, 1808. 8vo (22 cm, 8.66"). 136, [2 (index)] pp.
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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.
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