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AUCTION 24

Only Texas Was a Success, but Not Really


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[COLONIZATION]. MEXICO. LAWS (December 4, 1846). Ministerio de Relaciones Interiores y Esteriores. [caption title]. [Mexico City, 1846]. [4] pp. 12mo (21.7 x 15.5 cm), folded sheet. Dated Mexico, December 4, 1846. With booksellers’ pencil notes, including Eberstadt and Fred White, on p. [1]. On embossed paper. Very fine.

First edition.

A review of Mexican colonization policies, which have mostly been a failure, except for the case of Texas, which was a great success but which ended up being lost: “La única que se ha establecido y prosperado, es la que se rebeló en Tejas.” The text states that Texas was settled because of a desire to alienate it from Mexico. Proposes new measures to induce foreign settlers to move to Mexico.

($200.00-$400.00)

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