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How to Kill a Yankee
As Issued Condition

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[ALMANACS]. Undecimo calendario de Abraham Lopez; arreglado al meridiano de Mexico y antes publicado en Toluca para el ano de 1849. [Mexico City]: Imprenta del autor, calle 3a. de Santo Domingo junto al número 1, donde se hallara de venta, [1848]. [1-3] 4-72 pp., frontispiece, 2 plates. 16mo (13 x 9.5 cm), stitched as issued. Very fine.

First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 196.

Pages 39-51 concern the American occupation of Mexico City. Included are passages on how Mexicans lure American soldiers to their deaths, the public flogging of Francisco Flores (illustrated with a plate) and funeral rites for American soldiers (illustrated with a plate). The author also expresses bemusement about how Santa-Anna and the Mexican army could have lost Mexico City. Contains considerable detailed information that could only have been gathered on the spot. Concludes with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and a Spanish-English vocabulary.


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