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AUCTION 24

Taylor’s Report in Spanish

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[BUENA VISTA, BATTLE OF]. TAYLOR, Zachary. Parte circunstanciado del General Taylor, sobre la batalla de Buena-Vista o la Angostura. Mexico City: Imprenta de la calle de Chequis núm 6. Dated in type May 31, 1847. [4] pp. Folio, 36.5 x 25.5 cm, folded sheet. Creased where formerly folded, lightly browned, short horizontal fold split, right margin slightly creased.

First edition. Eberstadt 834.

A well-done translation of Taylor’s official report of the battle of Buena Vista, especially describing the desperate fighting at the American center and right flank. Followed by a post-script by Santa-Anna’s aide-de-camp Manuel María Giménez denouncing the report and commenting on the begrudging respect the report seems to give the Mexican army. How this report fell into Mexican hands is a mystery.

($200.00-$400.00)

Sold. Hammer: $200.00; Price Realized: $245.00.

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