[Pablo de la Llave]. Memoria Que en Cumplimiento del Articulo 120 de la Constitucion Federal de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos. Leyó el Secretario de Estado y del Despacho universal de Justicia y negosios eclesiásticos, en la Cámara de Senadores el dia 5 y en la de Diputados el 7 de Enero de 1825 sobre los ramos del Ministerio de su cargo. [Mexico City]: Imprenta del Supremo Gobierno de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, en Palacio, 1825. Presumed first edition. Small 8vo. 28pp, plus 7 charts (printed recto only). With fold-out chart tipped inside rear wrapper titled "Estado que Manifiesta el Numero de Conventos de Religiosos que hay en el Territorio de la Federacion." Text in Spanish. Recent full dark reddish-brown leather binding with gilt rules and lettering to boards and spine, marbled endpapers; original plain wrappers bound in. Minor staining to front wrapper. Shallow creases to some pages; a few light pencil marks in margins. A couple of spots of foxing. "Colección Monclau" bookplate to front pastedown. A very good copy in a fine new binding.

    An early document on religious conditions in Mexico issued not long after the ratification of the Federal Constitution. Prepared by Pablo de la Llave, a Mexican priest and politician who served in the cabinet of Mexico's first president, Guadalupe Victoria. Scarce.

    References: Norris 1090. Sabin 48554.

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