SECRETARIO DE ESTADO Y DEL DESPACHO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES. S.A.S. EL GENERAL PRESIDENTE SE HA SERVIDO DIRIGIRME EL DECRETO...QUE HABIÉNDOSE CONCLUIDO Y FIRMADO EN ESTA CAPITAL EL DIA DE 30 DE DICIEMBRE DEL AÑO PRÓXIMO PASADO DE 1853, UN TRATADO ENTRE LA REPÚBLICA MEJICANA Y LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA...[caption title and beginning of text].

Mexico City. July 20, 1854. [8]pp., text in Spanish and English in double columns. Folio. Trimmed at bottom edge, not affecting text. A bit of light foxing. Very good. In a cloth chemise and half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. Item #WRCAM57073

The first Mexican printing of the Gadsden Purchase agreement, known in Mexico as Venta de la Mesilla. The Gadsden Treaty involved the purchase of territory from Mexico by the United States which had been in dispute since the conclusion of hostilities in 1848. It included a large portion of what became southern Arizona (most notably Tucson) and a smaller portion of southern New Mexico. The United States gained the land, and Mexico received ten million dollars and an end to covetousness from her neighbor to the north. It was the last addition to the continental United States. The treaty was signed on Dec. 30, 1853, ratified by the United States Congress with some changes on April 25, 1854, and with the approval of Santa Anna went into effect on June 30. The agreement was ordered to be printed by Santa Anna on July 20. This is the official printing of that date, signed in type by the Mexican Secretary of State Manuel Diez de Bonilla, with text in parallel columns of Spanish and English.

A rare original document, with only five copies in OCLC over several records, recording examples at the Huntington Library, Harvard Law School, the University of California, Berkeley, and Yale (two copies). This is the first copy ever handled by this firm.
MALLOY, p.1121 (ref). OCLC 28040763, 54232008, 702681415, 13163879.

Price: $11,000.00