Mexico City: Ignacio Cumplido, 1839. 25pp., plus folding chart. Original pictorial wrappers. Light dust soiling and fading to wraps; minor wear at edges. Light foxing. Very good. Item #1581
José Maria Tornel y Mendivil served as Secretary of War in Mexico during the Texan Revolution, and was a close ally of Santa Anna. This 1839 pamphlet prints his thoughts on military affairs in Mexico and discusses numbers of troops, levels of armament, areas of deployment, and the like. He makes specific mention of his efforts to supply the army during the war with Texas, the "disgrace" of San Jacinto, and other details of military organization during the same period, as well as how these experiences should inform Mexico's military strategy going forward. The folding table, entitled, "Estado general que manifiesta las armas de chispa y blancas que ecsisten en los puntos que se espresan, con el estado de utilidad en que se encuentran," outlines numbers of arms in various Mexican towns and cities, including the Californias. A very good copy, not in Howes or Streeter Texas.
Palau 334528. Sabin 96198.