DIMENSIONS: 135 x 95 mm
COMPONENTS: 56 pp. 12mo . Period marbled wrappers.
CONDITION: Library ink stamp inside front wrapper, small surface loss to front wrapper.
NOTES: The Hawaiian Historical Society copy, extending to 56 pp, is also in period marbled paper wrappers. Forbes 917; Streeter sale 3759.
Foreign Language Inscription: O ke Kumu Leomele, no na Himeni a me na Halelu e hoolea aku ai i ke Akua
Inscription Translation: The Rules of Music, for Hymns and Psalms to Praise God.
ITEM ID: 4324

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Songbook in Hawaiian

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

The first work printed in Hawaii with musical scoring. This first part, a musical and singing instruction manual, was distributed before the work was completed—it eventually extended to 360 pp.

Name: Hiram Bingham
Type: Producer
Artists Dates: 1789-1869