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A Biting Satire


[PAREDES Y ARRILLAGA, MARIANO]. Pronunciamiento a la Polka. Traduccion libre del plan de general Paredes. Durango: Imprenta del Gobierno á cargo de Manuel González, 1845. Broadside: 32 x 21.5 cm. Three tiny areas of worm damage touching a few letters, otherwise fine. Rare. No other copies located.

First edition.

A scathing satire in ten numbered articles on Paredes and the corruption and incompetence of the military and the legislature, with reference to the war in Texas. The text basically correctly predicts that he will be ineffectual. Paredes made his pronunciamiento in December, 1845.


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