New York: Continental Publishing Co., 1899. 342 pp. Illus. with 133 b/w photos and 2 color maps. Sm. 4to. Cloth. First edition. A very good or better copy, spine ends a worn, owner's name and date in the year of publication on free front end paper, small tear to rear end paper, otherwise clean and tight, images bright, in a clear archival jacket. Griffin. p.48. Item #29991
Born in Manila, educated in Europe, and later banished by the Spanish, Lala became the first naturalized Filipino-American citizen. Covers the early history, the British occupation, the Spanish colonial government, the Church, religion, tribes, Muslems of Sulu, Manila and other cities, commerce, agriculture including sections on hemp, tobacco use and culture, coffee cultivation, Betel-nuts and grains, wood, minerals, natural history, plus the various insurrections, rebellions, the loss of the Spanish to Dewey, and the American occupation.