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A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands; or the Civil, Religious, and Political History of Those Islands: Comprising a Particular View of the Missionary Operations Connected with the Introduction and Progress of Christianity and Civil...

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Title: A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands; or the Civil, Religious, and Political History of Those Islands: Comprising a Particular View of the Missionary Operations Connected with the Introduction and Progress of Christianity and Civilization Among the Hawaiian People Author: Bingham, Hiram Place: Hartford Publisher: Hezekiah Huntington Date: 1848 Description: 616 pp. Illustrated with 6 wood-engraved plates; steel-engraved frontispiece portrait; folding map. 22.7x14 cm. (9x5½"), original embossed sheep, all edges gilt. Second Edition. Presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Mrs. Wm. Reid, Marblehead, Ma., from her obliged friends, Mr. & Mrs. Bingham." It is not know in which of the Bingham's hand this inscription is made. A Congregational minister from New England, Hiram Bingham arrived in Hawaii in 1820, and spent the next 21 years there in missionary work. He learned the language and created a written language as well, translating the Bible into Hawaiian in conjunction with William Ellis Sabin says this is "probably the best work on the Sandwich Islands." Hill 127; Sabin 5432. Lot Amendments Condition: Spine worn, split along front joint, front cover nearly detached; dark dampstain to upper corners of first 90 or so pages, including frontispiece and title, more severe at the beginning, affecting some text; some light foxing; in need of, and worthy of, restoration, in the publisher's deluxe binding. Item number: 254282

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Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 539 - Fine Americana - African-American History - Travel & Exploration - Cartography
Date of the auction: 14 Aug 2014
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