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Spanish ball. Athenæum of Arts and Sciences, 49, Leicester Square. The director has the honor to announce to the nobility, gentry, and the pupils who have been instructed in the Spanish and Portuguese languages, at this institution, that an assembly by subscription, for the benefit of the Professor in that department, will take place on Friday, the 9th of January, 1829. ...
[London]: [1828?].
[4] p. ; 22.5 cm. (4°)

Verso and conjugate leaf blank. Drop-head title. Watermark dated '1827'. The political upheavals in Manila referred to concern the concluding events of the Dogohoy rebellion in the Philippines in 1828--29.

Copy Notes Previously folded as a letter and adressed John Soane Esqre / 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, red wax seal, and endorsed by Soane Spanish Ball / Leicester Square. Inscribed in ink at the foot of the first page Sir / Captain Don José Mascareñas, late secretary appointed by Government in Manila / most respectfully begs leave to enclose four tickets for the ball which will take place / in order to relieve him from his present distressed and unforseen situation / having the greatest confidence in your philanthropic feelings, he hope[s] that his / name will be added to the thousands who daily bless yours. Don José again approached Soane in February 1829, admitting that 'unfortunately instead of gaining by [the subscription ball] I have lost money' and requesting further financial assistance. (Priv. Corr. VI.P.46).

Binding Folded paper.

Reference Number 6010


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