Lot 118: Bartimeus of the Sandwich Islands

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PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:46:18

Lot 118: Author: Bingham, Rev. H[iram]; Title: Bartimeus of the Sandwich Islands; Place Published: New York; Publisher: American Tract Society; Date Published: [1850?]; Description: 58 pp. + 4 pp. publisher catalog at rear. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard. (16mo) 14.5x10 cm (6x3¾"), original brown cloth stamped in blind. First Edition(?).Biography of a Hawaiian convert to Christianity by the author of "A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands" - one of the most important of the missionary memoirs. Forbes notes that "Bartimeus" went through several printings in the American Tract Society's "Books for the Young" series and that no printings were dated. This title not listed in the series catalog at rear. Forbes 1765. Condition: Cloth worn and spotted, lacking rear free endpaper; a touch browned; good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $100-150
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