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“Adios ciudad querida, adios para siempre”


[MEXICO CITY]. Adios a la hermosa ciudad de México. [San Luis Potosí]: Imprenta del estado, á cargo de V. Carrillo, [1848]. Dated in type February 21, 1848. Broadside in two columns: 32 x 22.5 cm. Vertical crease with minor fold splits, upper left corner with slight stain. Overall very good. Rare. No copies on OCLC.

First edition. Not in usual Mexican-American War sources.

An evocative poem by one of her alienated citizens published just after negotiations for the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo were concluded on February 2. The author urges the Mexican people to rise again to their former glory, as represented by the resurrection of Mexico City:

Será mas azul tu cielo
será mas fertil tu suelo,
serán mas bellas tus flores,
tus hijos serán mejores,
y serás pencil de amor.

One of the more unusual productions to come out of the Mexican-American War.


Sold. Hammer: $300.00; Price Realized: $367.50.

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