SANTA-ANNA, Antonio López de. Detalle de las operaciones ocurridas en la defensa de la capital de la republica, atacada por el ejército de los Estados-Unidos del Norte. Año de 1847. Mexico City: Imprenta de Ignacio Cumplido, n.d. [date on wrapper: 1848]. [1-3] 4-48 pp. 8vo (22 x 14 cm), original pink printed wrappers, ornamental border, vignette, bound in contemporary full Mexican tan leather elaborately embossed and with pink endsheets by Casa Porras, with his printed binder’s ticket. Front hinge starting, front free endpaper slightly waterstained. Overall a very fine and handsome copy.
Second edition (the first edition printed at Orizaba the same year or in 1847 is very rare). Garrett & Goodwin, p. 163. Haferkorn 51. Howes S97. Palau 71298.
Another of the publications surrounding Santa-Anna’s role in the War. One of the most important Mexican-American War publications, in which Santa Anna masterfully defends his conduct in the war and explains why Mexico City was lost to invading U.S. forces. Contains many significant documents printed in full not found elsewhere.