ORIGINAL TITLE Title: Ka Palapala Hemolele a Iehova ko kakou Akua - Ke Kauoha Hou a ko Kakou Haku e Ola'i, A Iesu Kristo
MATERIAL: Printed
TYPE: Book
DIMENSIONS: 185 x 108 mm
COMPONENTS: 2 volumes in 1; Period full black straight-grain morocco, rebacked preserving original spine, titled in gilt; [4], 923, [924]; [1]-478, 483-614, 617-887, [1]; 520 pp
CONDITION: Some occasional light dampstains, mainly in margins, scattered foxing, browning to final leaves, lacking 3 leaves, binding with some repaired loss, general wear, much better than often found.
NOTES: Ka Palapala Hemolele a Iehova ko kakou Akua. Oahu: Missionary Press, 1838[-39]. 2 volumes in 1. * BOUND WITH: Ke Kauoha Hou a ko Kakou Haku e Ola'i, A Iesu Kristo.... Honolulu: Missionary Press, 1837.
ITEM ID: 554
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First Complete Bible in Hawaiian

DATE
Year: 1838
Decade: 1830s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)

First complete edition of the Bible in Hawaiian, with the second edition of the New Testament in Hawaiian, the first having been printed in 1835. The translation of the Bible was a massive undertaking which was completed during a ten-year period by Lorrin Andrews, Artemas Bishop, Hiram Bingham, Sheldon Dibble, Asa Thurston, Ephraim W. Clark, Jonathan S. Green, and William Richards.

ARTISTS
Name: Missionary Press
Type: Printer