Rare 1865 Mexican Provisional Law Pamphlet set forth by Emperor Maximilian I
Estatuto Provisional del Imperio Mexicano.
Maximilian, Emperor Ferdinand.$2,800.00
Item Number: 89060
Mexico: Imprenta de Andrade y Escalante, 1865.
Rare first edition pamphlet declaring the provisional laws of Mexico declared by Emperor Ferdinand Maximilian at the start of his brief three-year reign. Octavo, original wrappers, six pages. Text in Spanish. Rare and desirable.
The only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire, Maximilian I was appointed by Napoleon III to rule Mexico as part of the Second French Intervention in Mexico, launched by the Second French Empire in 1861. In opposition with the liberal administration of Mexican President Benito Juarez, Maximilian failed to gain complete control of Mexico. His self-declared empire collapsed and he was executed by the Mexican government in 1867.