[TEXAS]. BUENOS MEXICANOS, LOS. O se hace la guerra de Tejas, o se pierde la nacion. Mexico City: Imprenta de Lara, calle de la Palma número 4, 1845. Dated and signed in type at end: “México, Noviembre 30 de 1845.-Señor.-Los buenos Mexicanos.” [1-3] 4-7 [1, blank] pp. 8vo (22.2 x 14.3 cm), full twentieth-century green cloth, brown gilt-lettered spine label. Light outer wear, interior very fine. Very rare. No copies at auction, and only a few on OCLC. A handsome imprint.
First edition. Andrade 3221. Connor & Faulk 349. Harper 12:209. Rader 2558. Sabin 56374 & 95106. Streeter 1022 (3 locations): “Impassioned call for war with the United States because of the annexation of Texas....” Wilkie, Lilly Texana 174.
A strong, nationalistic, pro-war diatribe that accurately predicts the domino effect if Texas is not secured. The anonymous author states: “If by the most incomprehensible weakness we sanction the robbery of Texas, how shall we defend California, New Mexico, Chihuahua, and other departments, towards which already its voracity leads the United States?” (p. 5). The author’s predictions proved depressingly accurate.