This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...typhoons are less common and earthquakes of very seldom occurrence. Surrounding is a fertile country, which is good sugar ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...typhoons are less common and earthquakes of very seldom occurrence. Surrounding is a fertile country, which is good sugar-cane land, but Iloilo is a manufacturing town, many cloths and fine fabrics being woven here. At present the facilities for transportation from different parts of the island are in a bad state. This has been a port more than any other visited by American ships, and it is destined to be a great commercial centre. It represents the district of the large islands of Panay, Cebu, and Negros, with several smaller islands. A large part of the traders are mestizos-Chinos, many of whom have accumulated considerable property. The third city of importance is Cebu, the capital of the island by that name, and was the first city founded by the Spanish. It has the most celebrated cathedral on the islands, many thousands of pilgrims visiting annually the shrine of the Holy Child of Cebu. The best roads in the Philippines are to be found on this island, but the inhabitants have lacked the energy and thrift to make Cebu the port it should be. CHAPTER IX. STRUGGLES FOR LIBERTY. SO far the situation has been viewed from the vantage-ground of the Spanish; but there is another side to these centuries of foreign colonisation, another and deeper shade to the scenes of tyranny and revolution. Over six-millions of native born inhabitants, though of mixed races, and nearly one-fourth of them outlaws of the jungles, lagoons, and the mountains, have a story of their own waiting for the historian to do it justice. It is not a record that redounds wholly to their credit. "Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad," seems to have been the policy of the Spaniards in their treatment of the Philippinos, and the servant must have been...Read Less
Fine. No Dust Jacket. This old book is clean, solid, and in great shape! This is a hardcover book with 738 pages including several photos. The binding is strong with all pages firmly attached. The pages are clean with no writing, soiling, or tears. The covers are clean with some very light edgewear. This book is all about the life and times and history of Japan as known 100+ years ago.
Very Good + No Jacket. Book "A Picturesque and Historic Description of these Lands and Peoples." Volume III of this "New America and Far East" set. A great look at Japanese history and culture. Illustrated.
Very Good. No Jacket. Book "A Picturesque and Historic Description of these Lands and Peoples." Volume II of this "New America and Far East" set. A great look at Japanese and Philippine history and culture. Illustrated. Light exterior wear.
Hardcover; ex-library; in original green cloth; head and heel of spine and corners bumped; cloth covers soiled/stained; paper covering of hinges split; light soiling of endpages and edges; light smudges on a few pages; o/w in good condition.
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