TRATADO DE PAZ, AMISTAD, LIMITES Y ARREGLO DEFINITIVO ENTRE LA REPUBLICA MEXICANA Y LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS DE AMERICA.... [Second titlepage, in English:] TREATY OF PEACE, FRIENDSHIP, BOUNDARIES, AND DEFINITIVE SETTLEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE MEXICAN REPUBLIC...
by [Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo]
Mexico: Imprenta de I. Cumplido, 1848. 55pp., printed on facing pages in parallel Spanish and English. Original printed wrappers bound into modern Mexican calf, spine gilt, gilt inner dentelles. A few light fox marks, else near fine. The official Mexican printing of the final text of the landmark Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican War and delivering to the United States its current territory in the Southwest. This printing closely follows the Queretaro edition produced just a few months earlier, but contains added protocols excluded from that earlier printing. The full text appears here in both English and Spanish, on facing pages. Pages 46-49 contain the text of amendments made to the treaty by the United States Senate, followed by a statement of Pena y Pena, dated May 30, 1848, accepting the modifications, and concluded by a Protocol dated May 28 attempting to put the best light on the treaty from the Mexican point of view. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the war between the United States and Mexico, resulted in the formal cession of the entire Southwest and California to the United States. Agreements were reached for the withdrawal of American troops from Mexico, the payment of Mexican claims, and the formal cession of territory (the U.S. had already occupied all of the land). The theoretical boundaries were set out, and arrangements for boundary commissioners were made. By this treaty the U.S. obtained an addition of land equalled in size only by the Louisiana and Alaska purchases. A fundamental piece of Western Americana, here in the official Mexican edition of the complete treaty, and scarce on the market. STREETER SALE 282. PALAU 339389. GARRETT, p.91. COWAN, p.252. HOWES M565, "aa." EBERSTADT 162:847. MALLOY, p.1107.
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