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[SANTA-ANNA, ANTONIO LÓPEZ DE]. Causa criminal instruida al exmo. Sr. Presidente Constitucional, general de division D. Antonio Lopez De Santa-Anna, acusado de delito de traicion contra la forma de gobierno establecida en las bases organicas. Mexico City: Imprenta de Lara, 1846. Preface dated December 11, 1845. [8], [1-3] 4-245 [1, blank], [1-3] 4-180 pp. 8vo (23 x 16 cm), twentieth-century quarter red sheep over brown cloth, spine gilt lettered and with raised bands, edges sprinkled. Upper hinge slightly cracked. Title page heavily foxed, light scattered foxing, with minor waterstain in upper right blank margin on some leaves. Unidentified modern printed bookplate on upper pastedown. Overall very good.

First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 100. Harper 12:213.

Concerns Santa Anna’s trial on charges of “el delito de traicion contra la forma de gobierno establecida en las Bases orgánicas” and that he sought to make himself a dictator. Although he denied the charges, rather than face the almost certain conviction awaiting him he offered to go into exile, which offer was accepted. He was quickly back in the country, however, when the Mexican-American War erupted. Part of the disgruntlement reflected in this document concerns his loss of Texas.


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