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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$600 - US$900
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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, rebound in calf and cloth, spine gilt, raised bands. 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. Lot Amendments Condition: Dampstaining to top margin of last half of book, foxing/offset to title and frontispiece, 6" crease tear to map, plus 2" tear; old library number on back of title-page, blindstamp of Bath, Maine, Marine Library to two contents-leaves; else very good, an attractive copy, with the nautical bookplate of Harold Marsh Sewall. Item number: 169506

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 332: Americana - Travel - Exploration - Maritime; Maps & Atlases
Date of the auction: 25 May 2006
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