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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: 1847 Description: 616 pp. Illustrated with 6 wood-engraved plates; steel-engraved frontispiece portrait; folding map. 9x5½, later half morocco and marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. First 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 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. Bookplate and embossed stamp of The Mark Skinner Library, Manchester, Vermont. Lot Amendments Condition: Front joint and hinge with tape repairs, rear joint cracked; light foxing; else very good. Item number: 197526

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 396: Americana - Hawaiiana - Travel & Exploration - Cartography
Date of the auction: 29 Jan 2009
Address: PBA Galleries
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