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AUCTION 20

85. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. LAZO ESTRADA, Francisco. Defensa de D. Francisco Lazo Estrada, redactor del Boletin de la Democracia, contra la acusación que le hizo D. Ignacio Trigueros, Gobernador del Distrito Federal, pronunciado ante el jurado de sentencia que se reunió en México el dia 20 de julio del presente año [dated on p. 4: August 13, 1847]. Toluca: Impreso por Pantaleon Diaz Gonzalez, 1847. 32 pp. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Light wear to fragile wraps, overall very good.

     First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, The Mexican-American War, p. 76. Trigueros accused Lazo Estrada of being a Yankee collaborator and for publishing a seditious libel. Lazo retorts that Trigueros and Santa-Anna have mismanaged the war and gives a detailed defense against such charges. Lazo Estrada, who fought with valor at the Battle of Chapultepec, was editor of the Boletin de la Democracia. He fled to escape prosecution, but was apprehended and arrested. This pamphlet documents persecutions against the Mexican press during the North American Invasion. Included is some discussion of events in Texas. ($200-400)

Sold. Hammer: $200.00; Price Realized: $235.00

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