Jun 21, 2016 - Sale 2420

Sale 2420 - Lot 296

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(TEXAS.) Diario del Gobierno de la Republica Mexicana. Approximately 214 issues in one volume, each 4 pages. [245]-488, 488, 124 pages. Folio, 20 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches, contemporary 1/4 sheep, worn, front board detached; internally clean aside from minimal staining to the first three issues. Not collated. Mexico, 1 July 1845 to 31 January 1846

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A long run of the official newspaper of the Mexican government, with extensive coverage of reports and speeches on Texas and the events leading to the Mexican-American War. Among the many issues discussing events in Texas are Texan approval of annexation by the United States, discussed in the 16 July 1845 issue ("Segun las comunicaciones oficiales que últimamente se han recibido, el departamento de Tejas se ha decidido por la agregacion a los Estados-Unidos"), and complaints over Texas border claims extending to the Rio Grande in the 1 November 1845 issue. Relating to the looming conflict with the United States are an editorial on the controversial United States Minister to Mexico John Slidell in the 21 December 1845 issue; and President Polk's December 1845 "manifest destiny" address on Texas in the 14-18 January 1846 issues. Major domestic news includes the coup against President Herrera (30 December 1845). We have not found at auction any Diario del Gobierno collections of this magnitude--or even more than seven issues--and this volume covers a dramatic period.