Chuquisaca: Tipografia de Chuquisaca, 1833. ,33pp. In Spanish. Pages 17 and 21 reversed due to printer's error. Small folio. Gathered signatures, stitched. Contemporary ink ownership inscription ("Señor Dn. Manuel Capiede [?]") and later clerical ink inscription ("RM No 694") in upper margin of titlepage. Ink ownership stamp on titlepage and final page. Light marginal staining on outer leaves. A very good copy. Item #WRCAM39277
A very rare collection of the founding documents of Bolivia's "Tribunal Jeneral de Minería," the mining tribunal created by President Andrés de Santa Cruz in 1829. The tribunal was established after years of conflict in Bolivia's fight for independence from Spain and early internal struggles that left its important mines in a state of disrepair. The present document contains presidential decrees from Santa Cruz and numerous communications from the Minister of State from 1829 to 1833 and the by-laws of the Tribunal, approved Sept. 4, 1830. The by-laws, a major portion of the document, are largely concerned with the different forms of labor at Bolivia's mines. No copies found in Palau or listed by OCLC. RENÉ-MORENO, BIBLIOTECA BOLIVIANA 694.