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O KA HULIANO, HE OLELO NIELE IA E MOAKAKA AI KE ANO O KA PALAPALA HEMOLELE.
Oahu: Mei Pai Palapala a na Misionairi, 1836. - 152pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, spine tooled in gilt, leather label. Hinges lightly rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Fine. The second edition, with a printing of only 3,000 copies. The title translates as: "The inquiry, questions illustrating the meaning of the Holy Scriptures. A good thing for Sunday Schools. Book I. About the story of Jesus and his miracles." This copy is from the library of James F. Hunnewell (1832- 1910), with his bookplate. Hunnewell was a Boston book collector and bibliographer. He published a BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS in 1869. His father, James Hunnewell, became familiar with the islands when the ship he was on was sold to Hawaiian chiefs; Hunnewell was responsible for collecting the payment in sandalwood and then selling it in China. As a result, he spent several months in the islands and became friendly with the local populace. In 1820 he arrived in Honolulu as second mate on the brig Thaddeus, the ship bearing the first American missionaries and the first printing press. He later developed a significant business in Hawaii which grew into the commercial house later known as C. Brewer & Company. Though he returned to Charlestown, Masachusetts, he spent the rest of his life actively engaged in exporting goods to Hawaii and California. Part of his considerable fortune was given to found Oahu College. A lovely association copy in a beautiful contemporary binding. FORBES 1019. JUDD 141. DAB IX, p.381.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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