Lot 98 of 541:
First Hawaiian guidebook from Hawaii  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$720
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
The Hawaiian Guide Book, for Travelers; Containing a Brief Description of the Hawaiian Islands, Their Harbors, Agricultural Resources, Plantations, Scenery, Volcanoes, Climate, Population, and Commerce
Author:
Whitney, Henry M.
Place:
Honolulu, H.I.
Publisher:
Published by Henry M. Whitney
Date:
1875
Description:

144 pp. With folding map of the Hawaiian Islands; inserted advertisement leaf on yellow paper; floor plan of the Hawaiian Hotel on p.8. (12mo) 16.8x10.7 cm (6¾x4¼"), later half cloth & marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.

The first Hawaiian publication specifically designed as a guidebook for tourists, as noted by Forbes, who continues, "Whitney commences with the descriptions of a typical ship's arrival at Honolulu. He then extols the virtues of the new Hawaiian Hotel... The guide describes the town and its principal buildings, provides a court calendar, lists churches and hours of worship, and advises 'what to see and where to go.' Following this are instructions for visiting the neighbor islands and island-by-island descriptions..." This copy without the original wrappers, which were not retained when rebound; also, all but one of the inserted advertisement leaves are similarly lacking - there were 16 in number, in addition to a 12-page advertisement folder for the Pacific Mail Company inserted at front, also not present. These ad leaves offered bases for determining the issue of the book - there were several - so that has not been verified. Forbes 3106. Ownership notations and rubberstamps on front endpaper, in German, with 1911 date.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some offset to title-page, else very good.
 
Item number:
273176
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