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Memoirs of Henry Obookiah, a Native of the Sandwich Islands, Who Died at Cornwall, Conn. Feb. 17, 1818, Aged 26 Years.

Dwight, Rev. E[dwin] W[elles]

Published by New York. The American Tract Society. D. Fanshaw, Printer. N.D. [? ], 1832
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124 pp. 16mo. Obookiah was born in Hawaii and came to the U.S. in 1809. "After witnessing the massacre of his family, Obookiah.decided to leave Hawaii. An American ship [the Triumph under Captain Brintnall ] touched at the islands, and Obookiah sailed by way of China to New York. Through Obookiah, interest was awakened in the Hawaiians, which led to the American mission in Hawaii in 1820." Ñ Hill p. 91-92. (Quoted by Ten Pound Island) In the US, he attended the Foreigh Mission School. He had translated the Book of Genesis into Hawaiian, but he died of typhoid fever before he could go back to Hawaii as a missionary. "This book did more than any other work to interest the general public of New England in supporting a mission to the Hawaiian Islands proposed by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. It narrates the life of Henry Obookiah (or Opukakaia), born in Hawwaii about the year 1792. As a youth he sailed to America, arriving there in 1809, and for a period made his home with Captain Brintnall in New Haven, Connecticut. At Yale College, his desire for knowledge was recognized, and he began instruction by private tutors, earning his support as a farm hand. -- Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 478. In the first edition, there are additional titles bound with the main text, whichÉ are an integral part of the work. Forbes, Treasures, 58. First Edition." (Quoted by Lefkowicz). Originally published in 1819. Slight wear at ends of spine. Corners bumped. Mild foxing. Else, Very Good. Hill, pp. 91-2. Sabin,56429 (for first edition) Not in Howes. Am Imp 12243 (for this 1832 edition) Original brown calf spine with gilt titling andf gilt rules. Original marbled paper covered boards. Bookseller Inventory # 10742

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Title: Memoirs of Henry Obookiah, a Native of the ...

Publisher: New York. The American Tract Society. D. Fanshaw, Printer. N.D. [? ]

Publication Date: 1832

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Frontispiece portrait of Obookiah, engraved by Daggett, Hinman & Co., with tissue guard.

Book Condition:Very Good

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