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Counting Up the Losses

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[MEXICAN ARMY]. IBARRA, Domingo. Un recuerdo en memoria de los Mexicanos que murieron en la guerra contra los norte americanos en los años de 1836 à 1848....setiembre 8 de 1888. Mexico City: Tip. De Reyes Velasco, Puente Correo Mayor, n. 6, 1888. [1-3] 4-18 pp. 12mo (18 x 13 cm), new quarter burgundy levant morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt-lettered, with original lilac printed upper wrapper with ornamental border bound in (lacking lower wrap). Upper wrap chipped at upper right and lower left (latter causing slight loss of border), otherwise very fine. Rare. No copies at auction in over thirty years and only five copies on OCLC.

First edition. Connor & Faulk 186. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 368. Tutorow 3651.

The author, a military historian, provides a chronological list of all the battles and the names of Mexican officers who died in each battle from the beginning of the Texas Revolution to the end of the Mexican-American War. The “Campaña de Tejas” occupies pp. 4-8. The last several pages of the text are occupied with a proposal to form a society of ex-military men to commemorate Mexican arms and conclude with a long list of names of the original members.


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