Manila and the Philippines by Margherita Hamm
One of the very few female American journalists’ account of the Philippines under Spanish rule. This volume is based upon notes made by the author while a resident and traveler in the Far East. Says she: “The difficulties have been numerous on account of the official Spanish policy of which the chief object apparently is the suppression of all information concerning their colonial possessions.”
This is one of the few American books written in 1898 before the Treaty of Paris. She advocates an American Protectorate with Philippine Government and dedicates her book to Rizal and Aguinaldo.
RARE in any condition. F. Tennyson Neely, New York, 1898, 218pp., hardbound in blue cloth, with 23 photoplates. First Edition. Very good condition for its age.