TYPE: Bible
COMPONENTS: Unpaginated. 8vo. Full period blind stamped black leather, gilt title to spine, all edges gilt.
CONDITION: Rubbing to spine and boards, edgewear, minor spotting to title, else near fine.
NOTES: Darlow and Moule 7964 (p 1328).
Provenance: Thomas Fielding (1863 presentation inscription from Rev. Martin Dyson), Samoan Mission (1916 presentation from Mr. Fielding's daughter), George Brown Methodist Missionary Training College (stamp).
Foreign Language Inscription: O le tusi paia, o le Feagaiga Tuai ma le Feagaiga Fou lea, ua Faasamoaina.
Inscription Translation: The Holy Bible, Old Testament and the New Testament, it is Faasamoaina.
ITEM ID: 4320

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Bible in Samoan

Year: 1862
Decade: 1860s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)

A revised version of the Samoan Bible in one volume. Issued in one of two bindings at the equivalent of 7 and 9 shillings a copy, generally paid in cocoa-nut oil, the entire edition of 10,000 copies sold out within 7 years.

Name: British and Foreign Bible Society
Type: Publisher
Artist Information: London