New York: The Bancroft Company, 1912. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; x, (ii), 549, index; frontispiece map and one additional decorative plate; blue cloth, top edge gilt, lettered in gilt;. Very good. Item #17486
At the conclusion of the Spanish American War the United States became a de facto colonial power. This work by Bancroft originally appeared in 1898 discussed this new reality. A nice copy. Previous owner's tasteful bookplate on the front paste-down.