BRIGHAM, William T. The Volcanoes of Kilauea and Mauna Loa: their variously recorded history to the present time. Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press. 1909.
4to. Original brown paper wrapper printed in black ink; pp. viii + 223, colour frontispiece, 26 b&w plates, numerous text illustrations; uncut, very good.
First edition. Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnology and Natural History, Vol II, No. 4. William Tufts Brigham (1841-1926) was curator of the museum and wrote on all aspects of Hawaiian culture and natural history. This work is a history of the recorded eruptions of the volcanoes and is comprehensive in its coverage of sources and past accounts of volcanic activity.