TYPE: Bible
COMPONENTS: 60 pp. 12mo. Blue muslin. Blindstamps at ends, ink number to title verso, f.f.e.
CONDITION: Nearly detached, corners showing, rebacked.
NOTES: Forbes 917. Provenance: Gift inscription on f.f.e.: "E.J. Hatfield, from his brother Chas. McDonald / Lahaina (LI) / Nov 22d 1837." Hatfield was a 19th century Hawaii merchant and McDonald a published Hawaiian missionary.
Foreign Language Inscription: O Ke Kumu Leomele, no na Himeni a me na Helelu e Hollea Aku ai I ke Akua. Oahu: Na Na Missionari,
Inscription Translation: The reason synge for performances and Helelu to Hollea to God. Oahu: Na Na Missionari
ITEM ID: 4323

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Musical Instructions and Hymnal in Hawaiian

Decade: 1830s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)
Notes: 1834-1836

First edition of the first work printed in Hawaii to contain musical scoring. The first part is a music instructional manual. The second part is a hymnal with 194 hymns.