America's Insular Possessions
by C.H. Forbes-Lindsay
John C. Winston Company, c1906, Vol. 1 566 pages, Vol. 2 560 pages., 1st EDITIONs . GOOD+ to VERY GOOD Condition DELUXE Navy BLUE with GOLD Illustrated Hardcovers with GOOD+ Condition Heavy Dust Jackets. These books are ex-library with usual markings, well repaired fep binding edge (small bit of web shows, bindings solid!), wear to book corners and spine ends (see scan) & dj wear/edgetears & chipping, otherwise Pages & Binding are NICE & TIGHT! Dust Jackets NOT shown in scan, so you can see the detailed Hardcovers! Navy cloth covered boards with DECORATIVE GOLD GILT DESIGN and TRIM on the Front Cover And Spine!
Volume One deals with the Philippines which the US received as a result of the Spanish-American War. It details the history and geography of the country and the benefits to both the US and the Philippines of US custody. Map of the Panama Canal and one for the lock system. Frontispiece is a photograph of the Church of San Francisco, Panama. Volume I of a two volume set American possessions. This volume includes sections on The Great Antilles, Porto Rico (sic)(Puerto Rico), Guam, Hawaii, and Panama.
Volume 2 deals with Philippine Archipelago (Philippine Islands). Frontispiece is a photograph of Manila Bay and also has a photo of Honorable William Howard Taft, First Civil Governor of the Philippines. This book includes a general description, the inhabitants, early history, passing of Spanish dominion, American Administration, commerce, agriculture, public lands timber & minerals etc, Manila (old and new), Luzon, the Visayas, Mindanao and Sulu, Vital Issues & an index.
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