Territory of Hawaii. Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Ltd., 1925.
Black and white photo illustrations, xvi+915pp, index, 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches, embossed cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Covers rubbed at extremities, spine has been reglued (had been split at upper joint), a few tears to head of spine; occasional faint foxing, mostly to endpapers. The text block is slightly uneven, perhaps due to the number of articles that have been laid in, but all but one signature are firmly attached. Good condition. The title page records the intent of the editor: "An historical outline of Hawaii with biographical sketches of its men of note and substantial achievement, past and present, who have contributed to the progress of the Territory." Nellist further notes: "The History of a Country is written in the lives of its Builders." The first 48 pages provide a brief history of Hawaii that features a chronology covering the years 1527 through 1925, the last entry reading: "American battle fleet conducts notable maneuvers in Hawaiian waters." The next 860 plus pages features, in alphabetical order, biographies of Men of Note. A special feature of this volume is the dozen or more insertions in the volume -newspaper clippings or marginal notations in pencil. Some appear to be corrections that call attention to a Man of Note not included in the entries who ought to have been; others are newspaper clippings (chiefly obituaries) relating to certain of the men whose lives are chronicled in the volume. This is an uncommon book, heavily illustrated, available only in ten American libraries (chiefly University Libraries). It is clearly an invaluable resource both in terms of pictorial and editorial content. Heavy volume - MAY REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING CHARGES. Item #45598