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AUCTION 24

<p>Upper wrapper</p>


389.    

SANTA-ANNA, Antonio López de. Parte oficial del Exmo. Sr. Division benemérito de la patria...al supremo gobierno sobre la sorpresa, que el general Lanz con una seccion de caballería de los invasores intentó darle en Tehuacan la madrugada del dia 23 de enero próximo pasado, y el documento que el mismo parte menciona. Orizaba: Imprenta de la Amistad, á cargo de Ramón Pérez, dirijida por J. Ramón Matos, calle tercera del Calvarie, 1848. [1-3] 4-7 [1 blank] pp. 8vo (21.2 x 14.5 cm), original printed green, illustrated wrappers, stitched. Except for light creases, fine. Rare. Only one copy on OCLC and no copies at auction.

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

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 eluding an attempt to capture him and the loss of almost all his possessions: “la mayor parte de mi equipaje fué destrozado por los soldados invasores, y sus jefes llevaron mi plata labrada, dos bastones, un uniforme nuevo, y otras cosas de menos valor, segun se me ha avisado” (p. 4). 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 Theater of Santa-Anna.

($400.00-$800.00)

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