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A Memorial Setting Forth the Rights and Just Reasons which the Government of the United States of Mexico Has, for Not Recognizing the Validity of the Privilege Granted to D. José Garay, for Opening a Way of Communication between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans by the Isthmus of Tehuantepec .

RAMIREZ, Josť Fernando].

Published by New York, W.G. Stewart, 1852., 1852
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From Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

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8°, recent crimson half morocco with red paper sides, spine with raised bands in 6 compartments, gilt; original printed wrappers (with small tears and repairs) bound in. In good to very good condition. (1 l.), 44, 39 pp.; English translation followed by the original Spanish text. *** FIRST EDITION of the "official" report on Garay's contract to open a canal across the Isthmus. Granted by Santa Anna's Provisional Government on March 1, 1842, the contract stated that Garay was to complete the project within a specified period, and also regulate colonization of the area. Seven years and several extensions later, work had not even begun, and Garay transferred his rights to the house of Manning. Matters were further complicated by the dissolution of the Constitutional Congress: did their approbation of Santa Anna's acts still hold valid? Ramirez, the Minister of Relations, wrote this Memorial to describe Garay's breach of contract and dispell the controversies surrounding his contract.The Spanish text, Memoria instructiva de los derechos y justas causas . , Mexico: Vicente G. Torres, 1852, appears with its own title page following the English translation. A note on the second leaf indicates that an incorrect and incomplete translation had been published in Mexico and reprinted in New York, and for that reason "it has been thought proper to insert here the Spanish and English texts."*** Palau 246744: citing only the Mexico: Torres, 1852 edition, with a collation of 30 pp. Sabin 26548 & 26547: listing the Spanish and English versions separately, with a collation of 39 pp. for each. Not located in AAS online catalogue. Bookseller Inventory # 23262

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Title: A Memorial Setting Forth the Rights and Just...

Publisher: New York, W.G. Stewart, 1852.

Publication Date: 1852

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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