[LADD & COMPANY.]
Report of the Proceedings and Evidence in the Arbitration between the King and Government of the Hawaiian Islands and Messrs. Ladd & Co. Honolulu: Charles E. Hitchcock, 1846 [but 1847]. 528, 112 pp. 8vo. Period plain wrappers; custom quarter morocco box. Lacking 11 final pages of appendix; untrimmed and partially unopened but edges very chipped in first couple of gatherings; wrappers fragmented.
First edition. Concerns the insolvency of the American firm of Ladd and Company. "The suit involved most of the business interests in the Islands, and the resulting voluminous testimony provides interesting details on the business practices and interests of Ladd and Company at Koloa, Kauai; Honolulu; and Lahaina, Maui" (Forbes 1594).