Sep 28, 2017 - Sale 2455

Sale 2455 - Lot 300

Price Realized: $ 8,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
(CUBA.) Large compilation of mid-19th century Cuban pamphlets and manuscripts on slavery and other subjects. 40 pamphlets, 15 manuscripts, a folding map, and 11 newspaper articles, bound in 4 volumes. 8vo, contemporary 1/4 calf over patterned paper-covered boards, minor wear, with gilt spine titles "Cuba Publicaciones Varias," Volume IV boards dampstained and damaged though backstrip is presentable; dampstaining affects just first and last items in Volume IV, contents otherwise generally clean, a few documents folded or cropped to fit octavo format. Vp, 1841-61

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The largest work in this wide-ranging compilation is the 600-page "Proyecto de inmigración africana para las islas de Cuba y Puerto Rico y el imperio de Brasil" (Havana, 1860) which fills most of the final volume. Other important works include "Abusos judiciales en la Habana, publicados por dos cubanos" (Madrid, 1841), Jose Saco's "Ideas sobre la incorporación de Cuba en los Estados-Unidos" (Paris, 1848), "Manifiesto de la Junta Cubana al Pueblo de Cuba" (New York, 1855), and "La esclavitud en la isla de Cuba" (Paris, 1856). Some of the pamphlets are not traced in OCLC, such as the 10-page report on an 1841 uprising which begins "Memorial ajustado del juicio de residencia del Sr. Brigadier D. Pedro Carrillo de Albornoz, Gobernador"; and a 15-page "Tributo fúnebre a la memoria del señor Doctor Don Prudencio de Hechevarrio i O`Gavan" (Havana, 1846).
Most of the manuscripts are dated 1840-45 and can be found in the first volume. 3 are signed by Cuba's Capitan General, Geronimo Valdés. Several are addressed to, or relate to, Havana lawyer and author Bernardo de Hechavarria y O'Gaban (1812-circa 1878). A complete list of all contents is available upon request.