Call No. [Page No.]: DU627.2 .L72 [p. 24]
Publisher: Boston : Lee and Shepard, 1898.
Document Type: Rare book
Category: Hawaiian Collection
Location: Hawaiian Rare
Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen is significant not only because it is the sole autobiography written by a Hawaiian monarch, but also because it provides a first-person account of events leading up to and following the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy. In addition to several modern editions, the University owns two rare copies of this work. One, bound in red with gilt lettering on the cover, is from an estimated 1,500-2,000 first-edition copies printed in 1898; the other, though also dated 1898, is actually from a later reprinting, undertaken sometime early in the 20th century. Both copies are signed by Queen Lili'uokalani.
Treasure record edited by Hamilton Library at 2010-08-13 13:59:04