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AUCTION 24

“Morir ó vengar”


263.    

[MEXICAN ARMY]. Marcha que los sargentos de la segunda compañia del batallon “Independencia” dedican a sus compañeros de armas, en celebridad de la benedicion de la bandera de su batallon. [Mexico City, 1847]. Broadside in two columns: 32 x 22 cm. Ornamental border. Left lower corner slightly irregular, light vertical crease, otherwise very fine. A handsome broadside. Very rare. No copies on OCLC.

First edition. Not in usual Mexican-American War sources.

A poem in four stanzas written after the Battle of Churubusco on August 20, 1847, shortly before Mexico City itself fell. A rousing call to arms and patriotism:

Compañeros, teneis la Bandera
Que el honor os prescribe guardar,
Hoy jurad primero morir
Que en deshonra su brillo empañar.

($200.00-$400.00)

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