Mexico City: Maucci Hermanos, 1900. pp. 16mo. Original pictorial wrappers. Light ear and dust soiling. Very good. Item #666
A rare issue in the "Biblioteca del Niño Mexicano" series of books for children. The Biblioteca consisted of five series: stories of indigenous tradition, discoveries and conquests, the colonial era, independence, and the modern era. José Guadalupe Posada made 440 drawings for the collection, and each issue consisted of sixteen pages with chromolithographed covers and three in-text illustrations. The present issue is from the final, "modern era" series, and discusses the 1836 Texas Revolution and 1838 Battle of Veracruz against the French in enthusiastically patriotic and unapologetically heroic terms, particularly given the disastrous results of each for Mexico. Scarce.