Sale 2473 - Printed & Manuscript Americana, April 12, 2018

322 c   (RELIGION.) Cruz, Rodrigo de la. Representacion juridica . . . sobre el pretenso passo de dos breves apostolicos. Copperplate engraving of Saint Francis Xavier on title page. [2], 49, [12] leaves. Folio, contemporary vellum, minor wear; minimal wear to contents; edges tinted red; early inscription on front cover. Madrid: Diego Martinez Abad, 1693 [500/750] A work by the leader of the Bethlehemites order, founded in Guatemala in 1656 to serve the poor. European Americana 693/150 (listing 3 institutional holdings); Medina BHA 1909; Palau 65325; Sabin 17738. None known at auction since the 1949 Harmsworth sale. 323 c   (TRINIDAD.) Harris, George. Long letter by the British governor of Trinidad on colonial race relations. Autograph Letter Signed “Harris” as Governor of Trinidad, apparently to Minister of Parliament Sir Benjamin Hawes. 20 pages (7 3 / 4 x 4 3 / 4 inches) on 5 folding sheets; minimal wear. Trinidad, 5 January 1848 [1849] [300/400] This letter was written in reaction to a pamphlet: “Speech of Benjamin Hawes, Esq., (M.P. for Kinsale) on Sir William Molesworth’s motion relating to colonial expenditure, in the House of Commons, Tuesday, July 25, 1848.” Governor Harris writes: “There has generally been too great a leaning towards the coloured & black race & against the planters manifested. . . . I think the unwillingness of the white proprietors or planters to provide for the education of the negroes is a good deal overstated. . . . The blacks show little disposition to acquire more than small properties. In a few years when they have got rid of the bothering of the white, for they look upon his ideas of industry in that light, they will be a happy contented indolent race. . . . Not only did the white proprietors send their children to Europe for their education, but many of the coloured people did the same & any blacks getting into good circumstances have followed their example. By this they have acquired better habits, higher notions of civilisation. . . . Unintentionally we have been forming a number of embryo republics.” E N D O F S A L E 322