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SANTA-ANNA, Antonio López de. Apelacion al buen criterio de los naciones y estrangeros. Informe que el Escmo. Sr. General de Division, Benemerito de la patria D. Antonio Lopez de Santa-Anna, dió por acuerdo de la Seccion del Gran Jurado, sobre las acusaciones presentadas por el Senor Diputado Don Ramon Gamboa. Acompañan a dicho informe diversos documentos de la mayor importancia para la historia, y de los cuales algunos no se habian publicado hasta hoy. Mexico City: Imprenta de Cumplido, 1849. [i-v] vi-viii, [1] 2-71 [1, verso blank], [1] 2-184 pp. 8vo (23.5 x 15.5 cm), original pink printed upper wrapper, ornamental border (wanting lower wrap), bound in modern dark brown cloth. Wrapper darkened and slightly chipped, interior very fine. Rare. No copy at auction in the past thirty years.

First edition. Eberstadt 162:712. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 100. Streeter Sale 288. Sabin 76725 (under Santa Anna but without collation) & 26513 (under Gamboa, with title differing slightly but same collation as above). Tutorow 3288: “Santa Anna’s defense of his conduct of the war in answer to charges made against him by Ramón Gamboa. Contains many documents not available elsewhere.”

One of the many publications that flew thick and fast after the Mexican-American War concerning the controversy surrounding Santa-Anna and the disastrous defeat the nation had suffered. Here Santa-Anna answers charges preferred by Ramón Gamboa, one of the general’s many enemies. Santa-Anna, of course, answers from Kingston, Jamaica, where he had gone into exile after the war. The final group of pages consists of documents justifying Santa-Anna’s defense. Very important compilation in this major Mexican controversy.


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