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The Hawaiian Romance of Laieikawai.

Beckwith, Martha Warren, ed.; trans.

Published by G.P.O., Washington, DC., 1919
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Cloth 4to. Article in the 33rd Annual Report, Bureau American Ethnology, 1911-1912. 677pp. (Pp. 285-677 Beckwith). Hawaiian and English texts on facing pages. The "Laieikawai" recounts the wooing of a native chiefess of high rank and her final deification. Beckwith's introduction contains material about Haleole, who originally put the tale into writing, the theological and social background of the story, and a discussion of the characteristics of Polynesian literature. Includes tales in the "Fornander Collection," and some previously unpublished translations of other legends. Wear, staining to boards, fading to spine, corners bumped, front hinge shaken, plate and pp631-634 loose, o/w good+. Index. 5 b/w photo plates. > Language: English | > Size: 4to | > Media/Binding: Hardcover |. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-BBP-00479

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Title: The Hawaiian Romance of Laieikawai.

Publisher: G.P.O., Washington, DC.

Publication Date: 1919

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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