MATA, E.M. Reflexiones sobre la guerra entre los Estados-Unidos y Mejico y sus consecuencias, escritas por un mejicano. Nueva Orleans, 1847 [wrapper title].  2-12 pp. 8vo (21.5 x 14.2 cm), original printed goldenrod wrappers, stitched. Some wear and chipping to lower right wrap and lower blank margin of first few leaves. Wrappers slightly separating from text block. Very rare. Only two copies reported on OCLC.
First edition. Ramos 2694. Tutorow 3660. Howell 52:32. Not in Jumonville.
A somewhat complicated argument that the war does neither nation much good as being antithetical to the principles of democracy and peace loving nations. He also fears European intervention. Finally, he blames Texas independence on Mexico itself, remarking that the nation was so busy with its own internal bickering that it let Texas slip away.
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