"THE BEST MEXICAN SOURCE ON THE CONDUCT OF THE WAR" (MEXICO.) [Alcaraz, Ramon; et al.] Apuntes para la historia de la guerra entre México y los Estados-Unidos. 14 folding maps and plans, 14 portrait plates, one folding table. v, , 401,  pages. 8vo, contemporary mottled calf gilt, minor wear; hinges starting, minor foxing, minimal dampstaining, early red pencil marks to a few pages; modern bookplates on front pastedown. Mexico: Manuel Payno, 1848
First edition. Compiled shortly after the close of the Mexican-American War by a group of 15 young Mexican liberals, who offered a critical examination of the causes of their defeat. Santa Anna was not pleased (despite the inclusion of a nice frontispiece portrait), and later ordered the destruction of all copies of this book. "The best Mexican source on the conduct of the war"--J.R. Soley in Winsor's Narrative and Critical History of America, page VII:443. Howes A105 ("b"); Palau 14138; Sabin 48281 ("extremely rare"); Streeter sale I:279.
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