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Grammar of the Hawaiian language - Andrews, Lorrin - 1854. [1217395]
printed at the Mission Press, Honolulu 1854 - First edition of the first Hawaiian grammar, 8vo, pp. [2], iv, iii, [1], [9]-156; contemporary and probably original black cloth-backed marbled boards; hinges cracked, some wear at edges, otherwise very good. Without the folding table of verbs which was, according to Forbes, not in all copies. An Ayer Linguistic duplicate, with a Newberry release stamp on the front pastedown, and Newberry bookplate on the pastedown. Lorrin Andrews established the first press at Lahaina in 1823. The materials for this grammar "have been taken almost entirely from native manuscripts, or from documents printed from native manuscripts." It was printed in an edition of 1500 copies. This copy with the ownership signature of William J. Coelho, "teacher of the Hawaiian language, 1899," and with a presentation from him on the flyleaf reading, "'Aloha nui,' to Dr. Doherty from your friend William J. Coelho, Honolulu, May 7, 1903." Forbes 1974; Hunnewell, p. 21. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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