Samoa, 1889, Rare History (84679)

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Samoa, 1889, Rare History   (84679)
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The Story of Laulii, Daughter of Samoa, and also a sketch on the life of Alexander. A. Willis, her Husband. Edited by Wm Barnes, San Francisco, 1889. A 156 pp history of Samoa, well illustrated but the quality of illustrations is crude, perhaps a reflection of the nature of the originals at that time. Green boards, gilt, usual minor wear at ends of spine Not x-library. Rare. It is apparent that there were a number of different colored covers made for the first edition, from buff to blue to green. We listed this in General Americana because of our heritage with the Samoan people