Very Scarce Mexican Military Periodical
México Militar: Revista Cientifico-Literaria [Vols. I and II]
Notes: Two bound volumes of the first two years of this scarce Mexican military periodical. According to the masthead, the magazine was published with the approval (aprobación) of the Mexican Secretary of the Army and Navy. According to the introduction, the goal of Mexico Militar was to promote the modernization of the Mexican military (with most focus on the army). The publication reported on the activities of the army, offered studies of battles in Mexico and Europe, profiled officers (many of whom are pictured), translated works from foreign sources, and even offered the occasional poem.
The magazine is extensively illustrated, especially in the first year, with halftone photographs, as well as engravings, and the odd map.
OCLC records a run of eight issues in the US, at the University of Texas, and a run from volume I, number 1, to vol. III, no. 14 at the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut. This run is the first 48 issues, ending with vol. II, no. 24. 535 and 576 pages, plus an inserted index at the back of each volume. 7-3/4 by 11 inches.
Edition + Condition: The two volumes are both very good, bound Saul A. Alva in quarter red calf and matching pebbled cloth, probably in the early 20th century.
Publication: México [Mexico City]: México Militar, 1900–1902.
Item No: #362614