A RESIDENCE OF TWENTY-ONE YEARS IN THE SANDWICH ISLANDS; or the Civil, Religious, and Political History of Tthose Islands Comprising a Particular View of the Missionary Operations Connected with the Introduction and Progress of Christianity and Civilization Among the Hawaiian People.
Edition: First thus.
New York: Praeger Publishers, (1969). Hardcover - Facsimile edition of the third revised and corrected edition published by Hezekiah Huntington, in Hartford, 1849, with a new introduction to this edition by C. Harley Gratton. Gratton describes this book as a "very good" one by an early missionary but cautions that even when valuable data is included, it must be looked at carefully and corroborated. For the most part, these missionaries were intent on reforming much of the Hawaiian way of life, including land holding and economic principles, seeking to bring them into line with US values at the time. Frontispiece portrait. vi, 616 pp plus a double page map and a 4 pp list of Missionaries of the American Board to the Sandwich Islands.
Condition: Very good in blue cloth with a black panel and gilt lettering on the spine (some fraying to the ends of the spine, but a tight and clean copy)