LIFE AND TIMES OF MRS. LUCY G. THURSTON, Wife of Rev. Asa Thurston, Pioneer Missionary to the Sandwich Islands.
Edition: First thus - the 'second edition'
[Advertiser Publishing Company], [1921.]. Hardcover first edition - Originally published in 1882, this classic account of the missionary work in the Hawaiian Islands was 'gathered from letters and journal extending over a period of more than 50 years selected and arranged by herself.' Thurston arrived in Hawaii in 1820 and died there in 1876, and this book provides a great deal of detail about life in Hawaii as well as the work of the missionaries. This second edition, one of just 1000 copies, includes a new introduction by Lorrin A. Thurston, a reproduction of the original title page, and is the first to include 16 additional illustrations, some from engravings, others from drawings by Lucy's daughter and others. (the first had only a frontispiece) . As such, this could be considered the 'best' edition. x, 307 pp plus 4 pp index.
Condition: Very good condition in gray cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine (faint stamp of previous owner, some rubbing and wear to cloth covers, but gilt lettering on spine is bright, binding is sturdy, pages are clean and supple.) Uncommon in all printings.