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AUCTION 24

A Poetic Plea for Divine Intervention


517.    

[VIRGIN MARY]. A la Santísima Vírgen María en su milagrosa imagen que veneramos en esta ciudad con el titulo de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato, implorando su poderoso patrocinio para el buen ecsito de la guerra contra nuestros injustos invasores los norte-americanos; se dedica el siguiente soneto. Guanajuato: Impreso por Félix Conejo, 1846. Dated Guanajuato, October 28, 1846. Broadside: 28.5 x 18 cm. Very slight chipping and a few small marginal tears, but otherwise very fine. Rare. Only one copy on OCLC, but we know of another in a private collection. A handsome publication.

First edition. Kurutz & Mathes, p. 36 (illustrated p. 35).

In this religious sonnet, the anonymous writer implores the Virgin’s help in defeating the United States invaders: “Sì dulcisima Madre, tu Potencia | Cual ejército en orden formidable | Hollará de los Yánkees la insolencia.” At the end the author asks for illuminations and street processions.

Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato was donated to the city in August, 1557, by Carlos I and Felipe II, although the present cathedral was not finished until 100 years later.

($400.00-$800.00)

Sold. Hammer: $400.00; Price Realized: $490.00.

Auction 24 Abstracts

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