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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.

Portugal's Colonial Economies & Commerce, Studied by aBrazilian
Azeredo Coutinho, José Joaquim da Cunha de.  Ensaio economico sobre o comercio de Portugal e suas colonias. Offerecido ao serenissimo principe da Beira, o senhor D. Pedro, e publicado de ordem da Academia Real das Sciencias pelo seu socio ... Lisboa: Na Typografia da Academia Real das Sciencias, 1816. 4to (21 cm, 8.25"). xxiii, [1], 8, 201, [1] pp., [2] 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.
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Brewster, David.  Plates illustrative of Ferguson's lectures on mechanics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, pneumatics, optics, geography, astronomy, and dialing. Edinburgh: Pr. for Bell & Bradfute, J. Fairbairn, et al., 1806. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.4"). [2] pp.; 50 double-p. plts.
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Thoughts on Natural History &c. from aGerman Polymath
Brückmann, Franz Ernst.  Centuriae tertiae epistola itineraria I. De creta vulgari musei autoris, ad virum praenobilissimum, excellentisismum atque doctissimum dominum, dominum Christ. Gottl. Ludwig. [Brunswigiae: Officina Libraria Schroederiana, 1756]. 4to (20.4 cm, 8"). 998 pp. (pagination of 715/16 repeated & 869/70 skipped; lacking main t.-p.); 28 plts. (13 fold.).
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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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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).
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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.

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.
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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.
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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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“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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