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Residence of 21 Years in the Sandwich Islands  

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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 Civilization Among the Hawaiian People.

Bingham, Hiram


Hezekiah Huntington



616 pp. Illustrated with 6 wood-engraved plates; steel-engraved frontispiece portrait; folding map. (8vo), nicely rebound in modern brown cloth, gilt spine, new endpapers. 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. 

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Early ownership signature at top of title page, toning to text block, scattered light foxing; very good.

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