New York: Harper and Brothers, 1854.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 493 pp, illustrated, in publisher's plum cloth, sunned to brown at the spine. Wear to edges of boards. Binding sound, contents clean, other than the author's name being written in ink under "A Haole" on the title page and previous owner's signature (Wm. Y. Brigham) on front free endpaper. Hill (78): "An important travel account of the Hawaiian Islands written by an American. Bates visited all parts of the archipelago and urged their annexation by the United States. In the Hawaiian language, 'Haole' means "foreigner" or 'outsider' and has come to mean a person of European stock."