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AUCTION 22

 

With an Account of the Texas Revolution & the Mexican-American War


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391.     [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. “Breve reseña histórica de los principales acontecimientos ocurridos con motivo a la rebelión de la colonia de Tejas y Guerra con los Estados-Unidos de Norte-America,” pp. 42-71 in Calendario de A. Rodríguez para 1848…. Mexico: Se espende en las principales librerias de esta capital, 1848. [1-3] 4-72 pp. 16mo (13.2 x 9.4 cm), original maize printed wrappers, title within ornamental border. Contemporary ink inscription on upper wrapper: “La Catedral de Mco. Historia sobre la guerra con los Estados Unidos.” Wraps lightly worn and chipped, light waterstaining to text. Rare.

     First edition. Connor & Faulk, North America Divided 347n. Garrett & Goodwin, The Mexican-American War, p. 13 (listing only 1849 calendar). Howes R397 (citing only the 1849 calendar). Tutorow 3258: “Originally published in 1848. Excellent history of the Mexican War.” Not in Palau.

     This almanac contains a detailed account of events from the beginning of unrest in Texas before the Texas Revolution until the surrender of Santa-Anna at the Zócalo. The work was carried forward in the 1849 Rodríguez almanac. The tone of the narrative is angry and regretful, and the United States is excoriated. A 1941 reprint (limited to 450 copies) contains both sections.

($200-400)

Sold. Hammer: $500.00; Price Realized: $600.00

Auction 22 Abstracts

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