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Fine in Fine jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Type: Hard Back First Thus. First Scholarly Resources, Inc. Printing. Hardcover and Dust Jacket in Fine Condition. Originally published as "Einnerungen aus Mexico" in 1868. Edited and translated by Fred D. Ulman. Maps created by Gary D. Joiner. Cover painting: Edouard Manet: " The Execution of Maximilian: , 1868-69. Handsome volume in brown cloth with red titles, tight and solid volume. No markings of any kind, no remainder mark, no former owner annotations. Doctor Samuel Basch, an obscure Austrian doctor, went to Mexico on a volunteer mission--and was thrust into the position of confidant and personal physician to Maximilian (1832-67), Emperor of Mexico. He realized the importance of the events surrounding him and he kept daily notes of what went on in the court and the events of Maximilian's daily life, His "Recollections" is the result of his careful observations of the last months of Maximilian, who had been persuaded in 1864 to take the throne as part of Napoleon III's scheme to establish as empire in Mexico. His account begins with the months leading up to the overthrow of Maximilian by Mexican Republicans, and then goes on to the defeat of his army, his capture and his execution June 19, 1867. A unique account of 19th century Mexican history. 278 pages. 9.25 x 6.25 inches. 2001, Scholarly Resources, Inc, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
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