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Pingenot Auction, Lot 270

270. ROA BÁRCENA, José María. Recuerdos de la invasión norte-americana 1846-1848 por un jóven de entónces. Mexico: Juan Buxó y Ca., 1883. [6] ii, 686 pp. 8vo, contemporary half brown morocco over brown, yellow, and orange marbled boards, spine gilt with raised bands. An exceptionally fine, crisp copy.
         First edition. Connor & Faulk, North America Divided 25: "Bancroft praised the book saying it was the result of study of both American and Mexican documents." Garrett, The Mexican-American War, p. 45: "This work is considered basic to the study of the Mexican-American War and it is among the best accounts by a Mexican author." Griffin 4245: "The most impartial, detailed, complete, and well-written account on the North American invasion. Roa Bárcena’s thesis is that defending Mexican forces did not give such a bad account of themselves." Haferkorn, p. 17. Harvard Guide to American History, p. 373. Howes R333. Palau 270660. Tutorow 3672: "Standard history of the Mexican War from the Mexican perspective."