Item #19916 Tahiti, Receiving the Gospel. American Sunday School Union.
Tahiti, Receiving the Gospel.

Tahiti, Receiving the Gospel.

Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, [ca. 1833-1845?]. First edition, but presumably a later printing. Original black roan spine, marbled boards, 5.88 x 3.75 inches, 195, [1] pages. Frontispiece, illus. Somewhat rubbed, foxed and a bit spotted and soiled; a good copy. Item #19916

An account of missionary work and the eradication of native culture in Tahiti. Separately published as one of a series of three titles from the American Sunday School Union, following Tahiti Without the Gospel and preceding Tahiti With the Gospel. With the copyright notice of 1832, but there was an issue with a title page dated 1833, which one assumes was the first printing; this copy has sufficient type batter and a binding style suggestive of a later printing. (The ASSU did not change its 146 Chestnut-Street address until 1854.) Some stray ink and pencil marks in the endpapers (with a small later ink autograph inventory or accession number in the gutter of the first contents page), rear free endpaper excised.

Price: $50.00

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