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Auction: Sale 473: Fine Americana - Cartography
was auctioned on: 16 February 2012
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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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Estimate: US$200 - US$300
Price realised:  US$120
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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. (8vo) 22.5x13.5 cm. (9x5½"), original ribbed brown cloth embossed in blind, gilt spine title. Second Edition. A Congregational minister from New England, Bingham arrived in Hawaii in 1820, and spent the next 21 years there in missionary work. He learned the language and devised a writing system for the 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." First edition was published in 1847. Hill 127; Sabin 5432. Lot Amendments Condition: Top half inch and lower 4 inches of spine gone, edges and corners of boards worn; steel-engraved portrait plate is pristine, but text and other plates foxed, folding map unworn; overall good and worthy of rebacking. Item number: 224078

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 473: Fine Americana - Cartography
Date of the auction: 16 Feb 2012
Address: PBA Galleries
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94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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