First edition of Life of John Robert Monaghan: The Hero of Samoa by H.L. McCulloch.
Octavo, 415pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. Frontispiece portrait with tissue cover. Complete with 7 full page black and while photographs, and two maps. Clean text throughout, no extraneous marks or bookplates. A scarce history.
Privately printed by H.L. McCulloch as a tribute to the family and father of United States Navy Ensign John Robert Monaghan, who died while heroically attempting to save the lieutenant in charge of the American party put ashore in Samoa to disperse a renegade chieftain attempting to gain control of the country.