Letters and Notes written during the Disturbances in the Highlands (Known as the "Devil Country") of Viti Levu, Fiji 1876.
Edinburgh Privately printed by R. & R. Clark 1879
First edition Two volumes, pp.xxi, 467, 376. A good set bound in later buckram. Library bookplate. Library stamp with de-accession on title. No other markings.
An extremely scarce book, privately printed in a very small edition, "chiefly as a record which may be preserved by those who took part in the operations to which it relates". Sir Arthur Gordon, later Baron Stanmore, was appointed first Governor after Fiji was ceded to the crown in 1874. He proved a strong governor and was largely successful in his efforts to maintain native laws and customs and uphold the authority of the chiefs. He was not however popular with the settlers who resented his efforts to maintain native institutions.