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Just Before the Fall


[MONTERREY]. NEPOMUCENO DE LA GARZA Y EVIA, Juan. Juan Nepomuceno de la Garza y Evia, gobernador constitucional del departamento de Nuevo Leon, a sus habitantes. [Monterrey, 1845]. Dated in type September 20, 1845. Broadside: 31.5 x 21.5 cm. Very fine. With Dorman David’s pencil note at upper right, now erased and illegible. In modern quarter morocco over red cloth slipcase.

First edition. Streeter 1021.5.

Denounces the annexation of Texas and states that Mexico is raising “su formidable brazo para castigar este ultraje.” An important reaction to the Texas situation and written just one day before the battle for the city began. At this point, Nepomuceno had reason to be confident since Mexican troops had recently fortified the city.


Sold. Hammer: $1,000.00; Price Realized: $1,225.00.

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