Dorothy Sloan – Books

Copyright 2000-2018 by Dorothy Sloan-Rare Books Inc. for all materials on this site. All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form.


It Was a Dark and Stormy Night


Sueno de un Mexicano sobre la situacion de la patria [caption title]. Querétaro: Imprenta del c. Francisco Frías, calle de la Flor-baja n.5, [after February 2, 1848]. [2] pp. Folio (37 x 28 cm). Creased where formerly folded, small fold splits, lower left margin irregularly trimmed, small marginal splits, but overall very good. Rare. No copies on OCLC.

First edition. Not in usual Mexican-American War sources.

Dated from an internal reference to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The dreamer falls asleep on a stormy night with his head full of periodical articles, whereupon an impressive lady appears to him carrying a legajo and stating that she has visited all over Mexico, but nobody will pay her any attention. Favorable references are indirectly made to Santa-Anna, although his battle losses are listed. There is a lament about the concessions made in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Ends with a criticism of various periodicals. On the whole, a fairly poorly written essay. When it comes to dreams, this author is no Mercier.


Auction 24 Abstracts

Click for Information on Registration and Bidding