Hiram Bingham (1789-1869).
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.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Edition Second Edition.
Publisher Hartford; New York: Hezekiah Huntington; Sherman Converse, 1848
Seller ID WY716-007
SECOND EDITION. Thick 8vo. 9 1/2 x 61/4 inches. 616 pp. Steel-engraved frontispiece portrait of Bingham with tissue guard, Explanations of Hawaiian Orthography and Pronunciation, family trees of 3 Sandwich Island Chiefs, 6 wood engraved plates, figures, large folding map of the Hawaiian Islands at the rear; text unmarked, occasional foxing, offsetting at pages 408-409. Publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, spine titled in gilt, yellow end-papers; binding square and tight, cloth chipped at outer hinges, spine ends frayed, corners bumped and showing, cup ring on front cover. Very Good. Hiram Bingham was a New England missionary who lead the first group of American Protestant missionaries to introduce Christianity to the Hawaiian Islands. "The most important work on the history of the American Protestant mission in Hawaii during the years 1820-1841, and one of the key books of Hawaiian history." Forbes. REFERENCES: Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, No. 1679; Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, 2nd ed., No. 127 (1st ed.); Sabin, Bibliotheca Americana, No. 5432.
Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands, Travel and Exploration, Map, Hawaii