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AUCTION 20

88. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. LÓPEZ DE SANTA-ANNA, Antonio. Parte oficial del Exmo. Sr. Division benemérito de la patria...al supremo gobierno sobre la sorpresa.... Orizava: Imprenta de la Amistad, 1848. 7 [1 blank] pp. 8vo, original printed wrappers. Fine.

     Not in Garrett & Goodwin (The Mexican American War), Kurutz & Mathes (The Forgotten War), Palau, Sabin, Sutro, etc. This prints Santa-Anna’s request of January 22, 1848, that he be allowed to resign from the army and leave the country. It is preceded by his February 1, 1848, recounting of eluding an attempt to capture him. Every unwinnable war needs a scapegoat, and Santa-Anna certainly possessed the credentials to fit the bill. This would not prove the final curtain in the Theatre of Santa-Anna. ($400-800)

Sold. Hammer: $425.00; Price Realized: $499.38

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