Staplebnd 8vo. This is a simple author and title list. Covers and final page detached, covers chipped and stained, o/w fair. 29pp. > Language: English | > Size: 8vo | > Media/Binding: Staple Bound |. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-BBP-08093
Title: Catalogue of the Bound Books in the Library ...
Publisher: [Hawaii Historical Soc]., Honolulu.
Publication Date: 1897
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description Honolulu, 1900. Approximately pp. total. Original wrappers bound into three-quarter blue morocco and marbled boards. Very minor wear to extremities. Bookplate on front pastedown. Fine. Founded in 1892, the Hawaiian Historical Society published its PAPERS series between 1892 and 1940, the first ten of which (1892-97) are contained in this volume. Also included at the front of the text is the Constitution of the Society, describing the objective of the Society as "the collection, study, and utilization of all material illustrating the Ethnology, Archaeology and History of the Hawaiian Islands." This sammelband was compiled by James F. Hunnewell (1832-1910), with his bookplate. Hunnewell was a Boston book collector and bibliographer. He published BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS in 1869. Some of the content belonged to his father, James Hunnewell, who became familiar with the islands when the ship he was on was sold to Hawaiian chiefs. The elder Hunnewell was responsible for collecting the payment in sandalwood and then selling it in China. As a result he spent several months in the islands and became friendly with the local populace. In 1820 he arrived in Honolulu as second mate on the brig Thaddeus, the ship bearing the first American missionaries and the first printing press there. He later developed a significant business in Hawaii which grew into the commercial house later known as C. Brewer & Company. Though he returned to Charlestown, Massachusetts, he spent the rest of his life actively engaged in exporting goods to Hawaii and California. Part of his considerable fortune was given to found Oahu College. A very nice collection of the Society's documents, with an interesting association. DAB IX, p.381. FORBES 4463, 4820. Seller Inventory # WRCAM40301