LOS MILLONES DE LA MESILLA, Y SUS MISTERIOS...[cover title]
by [Gadsden Purchase]
Acapulco, 1855. 29pp. 12mo. Gathered signatured, stitched, as issued. Slight corner wear, cover leaf starting to separate at foot. Small, dark area of staining on front cover, scattered light foxing throughout. About very good. A very rare Mexican imprint, publishing a protest against the "avaricia insaciable" of Santa Anna and other Mexican government officials involved in the Gadsden Purchase of 1854 (known in Mexico as La Venta de la Mesilla), in which the United States acquired what is now the southern portions of Arizona and New Mexico. The anonymous author condemns the corruption of the government, and writes, "La palabra millones produce gran efecto de un avaro. ¡¡¡Millones!!! ¿Que importa el numero? Siete o Quince para Santa-Anna era lo mismo...... No se trataba ni de Manga de Clavo, ni del Encero [sic]. Se trataba de la patria." This edition was reprinted from the first published in Morelia, of which only two copies are known. Of the present Acapulco imprint, only one other copy has been located, at the Instituto Mora in Mexico City.
(Inventory #: WRCAM51922)
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