Mexico City; New York: 1875; 1882. Five volumes in one, varying paginations. Later quarter cloth and marbled boards, spine gilt lettered. Light wear to raised spine bands and edges, minor scuffing to boards. Manuscript contents list on front free endpaper. Light tanning and scattered foxing. Very good. Item #1362
Mexico and Guatemala quarreled over their border for much of the 19th century, from the outset of their independence from Spain in 1821. During the 1870s, the disputes escalated with the ascension to the presidency of Guatemala of Justo Rufino Barrios, who wanted to reclaim Chiapas from Mexico and instigated several armed incursions into the southern Mexican state. This sammelband contains five tracts relating to the dispute, two published in Mexico in 1875, and three published in 1882 after the United States had been asked to mediate, of which two were printed in New York:
1) Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores. Cuestion de Limites entre Mexico y Guatemala.... Mexico: Imp. del Gobierno, 1875. 104pp.
2) Dardón, Andrés. La Cuestión de Límites entre México y Guatemala, por un Centro-Americano. Mexico: Imprenta de Ignacio Escalante, 1875. 150pp.
3) Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores. Difficulties Between Mexico and Guatemala. Proposed Mediation of the United States. Some Documents. New York. 1882. 60pp.
4) Anonymous. Proyecto de Arbitramento Entre Guatemala y Mexico: Interrumpido por la Llegada a los Estados Unidos del General Barrios. Nueva York: Imprenta de "Las Novedades," 1882. 22pp.
5) Martínez Martín, Feancisco Miguel. Cuestion entre Mexico y Guatemala: Coleccion de Articulos Publicados en 'La Voz de Mexico'.... Mexico: Imprenta de Ignacio Escalante, 1882. viii,279pp.
Of surmounting interest in this group is the rare Spanish New York imprint, which prints some facts relating to the history of the dispute, a brief account of recent events which brought the United States into the picture, and several excerpts from primary documents of the ongoing negotiations. OCLC locates only one copy, in the library of the Colegio de México, A.C.