Ke Kauoha Hou a ko kakou Haku e Ola'I, a Iesu Kristo: oia ka olelo hemolele no ke ola, a na lunaoleloi i kakau ai [The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ: this is the sacred word of life, written by the apostles]. HAWAII, BIBLE IN HAWAIIAN: NEW TESTAMENT.
Ke Kauoha Hou a ko kakou Haku e Ola'I, a Iesu Kristo: oia ka olelo hemolele no ke ola, a na lunaoleloi i kakau ai [The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ: this is the sacred word of life, written by the apostles].

Ke Kauoha Hou a ko kakou Haku e Ola'I, a Iesu Kristo…
Ke Kauoha Hou a ko kakou Haku e Ola'I, a Iesu Kristo: oia ka olelo hemolele no ke ola, a na lunaoleloi i kakau ai [The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ: this is the sacred word of life, written by the apostles].

Oahu: Na na Misionari I Pai, 1835.

Small octavo, original reverse calf binding.

The first complete Hawaiian New Testament

Rare and important: a landmark in missionary publishing in Hawaii, this is the first complete edition of the New Testament in the Hawaiian language, printed entirely by the Mission Press. David Forbes in the Hawaiian National Bibliography gives an excellent and detailed account of the circumstances surrounding the publication. Printing of the New Testament began after the General Meeting in June 1835, where the task of preparing an Hawaiian version was given precedence over any other task the missionaries were working on. The work was actually completed in early 1836. A substantial number of copies was published but, as with many early Hawaiian imprints, the survival rate today is very low.

Rare and important: a landmark in missionary publishing in Hawaii, this is the first complete edition of the New Testament in the Hawaiian language, printed entirely by the Mission Press. David Forbes in the Hawaiian National Bibliography gives an excellent and detailed account of the circumstances surrounding the publication. Printing of the New Testament began after the General Meeting in June 1835, where the task of preparing an Hawaiian version was given precedence over any other task the missionaries were working on. The work was actually completed in early 1836. A substantial number of copies was published but, as with many early Hawaiian imprints, the survival rate today is very low.

Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 949; Hawaii One Hundred, 50; Judd and Bell, 125.

Condition Report: Dusted and a little browned, some pages with marked spotting; a very good copy in original reverse calf binding, neatly rebacked to match, a little worn, early 'Society of Inquiry Library' label to front pastedown.

Price (AUD): $9,000.00

US$6,433.62   Other currencies

Ref: #3808874

Condition Report