SANTA ANNA RESTORES THE ORDER OF GUADALUPE
Rare pamphlet issued by the Mexican government under Santa Anna, "Decreto para la Organizacion de la Nacional Y Distinguida Orden Mexicana de Guadalupe," 11 pp. 8vo., printed in Mexico by J.M. Lara, 1853 [in Spanish], with decrees by Santa Anna and listings of all member officers. Following the death of Agustín I, the Order fell out of use and remained inactive for thirty years until Santa Anna convinced Pope Pius IX to recognize it in 1854. It quickly fell in disuse again following the successful Ayutla Revolution and the ousting of Santa Anna from government, making this pamphlet obsolete by the time it was printed and disseminated. Light age toning to wrappers, else fine. The Order of Guadalupe was a royal order limited to less than one thousand recipients. It remains entirely banned by the Mexican Constitution.