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Early Christian Texts in Fijian

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Century: 19th (1801-1900)

A group of 7 early Christian texts in Fijian including:

1. Ai Vola ni Meke e na Vosa Vaka Viti. Sydney: Joseph Cook & Co., 1877. 12mo. Lacking spine, upper cover detached but present, fair. An early Fijian hymnal.

2. Ai Vakatakarakara ni Veika e nai Vola Tabu: kei na Tikina Eso ni Vola Tabu. London: The Religious Tract Society, 1885. Dozens of text illustrations throughout. 8vo. Quarter leather over boards, cover titled in gilt. Spine rubbed, previous owner’s inscriptions else very good.

3. Ai Vola ni Lotu Katolika Vaka-Viti. Lyon: Vitte & Perrussel, 1888. Full color frontispiece, engravings and text illustrations. 8vo. Black leather gilt cross to upper board, spine title in gilt. Spine rubbed, edgewear, foxing, good. A Fijian Catholic Bible.