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BUSTAMANTE, Carlos María de. El nuevo Bernal Diaz del Castillo, ó sea, historia de la invasion de los anglo-americanos en México. Mexico City: Imprenta de Vicente García Torres, en el ex-convento del Espíritu Santo, 1847. 2 vols. Vol I: [2], [1-3] 4-162, [2] pp., lithograph frontispiece portrait of author; Vol II: [1-3] 4-235 [1, blank], [4] pp. Two volumes in one, 8vo (24 x 15 cm), contemporary red quarter sheep over mottled boards, spine gilt lettered. Light rubbing and shelf wear, corners bumped, hinges slightly open. Overall very good. The frontispiece is often lacking.

First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 12. Howes B1047. Palau 37738. Raines, p.38. Sabin 9584. Spain & Spanish America II, p. 73. Tutorow 3269.

“This is undoubtedly one of the best contemporary accounts of the Mexican War. Volume I deals almost exclusively with the background to the war, while the second volume focuses on the internal politics of Mexico during the war. Includes the text of several of Paredes’ manifestos. Omits any systematic treatment of the military phases of the war and has little to say about causes other than the United States was guilty of aggression against Mexico because of annexing Texas” (Tutorow).

Bustamante (1774-1848) was an important Mexican politician, author, and general who fought for independence and wrote over 100 works.


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