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The Acts of the Apostles in Kosraean translation, printed at Honolulu

Orekma lun met sap. Published by the Hawaiian Board.
Honolulu, Henry M. Whitney, 1869. 12mo. Contemporary marbled wrappers. Rebacked with brown cloth. 63, [1 blank] pp.
€ 2,500
Rare edition of the Acts of the Apostles in Kosraean (Kusaiean), spoken on the islands of Kosrae, the Caroline Islands and Nauru. The translation is by Benjamin G. Snow, a pioneer of Micronesian Mission. He settled in Kosraea in 1852 and published several translations of parts of the New Testament from 1862 until his death in 1880, all printed at Honolulu.
The printer of the present booklet, Henry M. Whitney, was born at Waimea in 1824. He was educated in the United States, where he became acquainted with the printing trade, working as foreman in the printing office of Harpers & Bros, New York. Upon his return to Hawaii, Whitney became the editor of the newspaper Polynesian. He later founded an independent newspaper at Honolulu and imported the first power press to Hawaii.
In very good condition. WorldCat (without any location); cf. Darlowe & Moule 6036-6045; for Whitney: The Independent vol. XVIII, no. 2894, August 18, 1904.
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