SANTA-ANNA, Antonio López de. Manifiesto del General de División, Benemérito de la Patria Antonio López de Santa-Anna, á sus conciudadanos. Mexico City: Imprenta de Navarro, calle de Chiquis núm. 6, 1848. [1-3] 4-12 pp. 12mo (17 x 12 cm), disbound. Trimmed closely at top, otherwise fine. Rare. Only one copy at auction.
First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 101. Palau 297732. Sabin 76742. Sutro, p. 840.
Dated at end: March 24, 1848. Following Santa-Anna’s unsuccessful secret negotiations with General Scott, the U.S. capture of Mexico City, and the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in February, Santa-Anna quickly exiled himself to Jamaica. Addressing the Mexican citizenry on the eve of his departure, he justifies and defends his conduct and motives during the devastating and unwinnable war into which Mexico was forced by the United States.
Sold. Hammer: $300.00; Price Realized: $367.50.