Bingham, Hiram [translator]  Hawaiian Hymnal: Na Himeni Hoolea 1839
Bingham, Hiram [translator]  Hawaiian Hymnal: Na Himeni Hoolea 1839
Bingham, Hiram [translator]  Hawaiian Hymnal: Na Himeni Hoolea 1839

Bingham, Hiram [translator] Hawaiian Hymnal: Na Himeni Hoolea 1839

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Bingham, Hiram [translator]. Na Himeni Hoolea. He mau mele ma ka uhane, e hoolea ai na kanaka, na keiki, na ohana, na kula, na ekalesia, ia Iehova, ke Akua e ola'i. Honolulu: Ka na Misionari Mea Pai, 1839. Unadorned green leather spine, marbled boards, 3 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches. (4), [i] title, [ii] blank, [iii] + vi.-viii. Ko Haokaka Ana (Explanation), [1] + 2-177 hymns text, 178-180 Papa lalani mua (Index of first lines), 181-183 He papa ano himeni hoolea, 184 no na manawa, (4). Complete with end papers, clean pp., dogeared tips in some sections, near-fine. Near fine. Hardcover.  [3208]    $2,500.00

Forbes 1169. The second edition, the first being 1837. Title: Hymns of praise. Spiritual songs, for men, children, families, churches, to praise Jehovah, the eternal God.

Library of Congress 2018656253, their copy being imperfect.

Scarce. Forbes lists 13 copies in library collections. We find an 1847 copy for sale (May 2019) for $4,000; no others of any edition.

Hiram Bingham (1789-1869), a native of Bennington, Vt., missionary with the A.B.C.F.M. Rev. Bingham was among those who translated the Bible into the Hawaiian language and was influential in converting the Hawaiians to Protestant Christianity.