Lot 124: Dwight's Memoir of Henry Obookiah

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:46:19

Lot 124: Author: Dwight, E.W.; Title: Memoir of Henry Obookiah, a Native of the Sandwich Islands; Place Published: New York; Publisher: The American Tract Society; Date Published: [c. 1831]; Description: 124 pp. Stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait of Obookiah with tissue-guard. 5¾x3½, period ¼ morocco and marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. "Revised Edition."Originally published in 1818, "This book did more than any other work to interest the general public of New England in supporting a mission to the Hawaiian Islands..." - Forbes 478. Condition: Boards worn; foxing and faint staining within; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $150-250
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