O Ke Kumu Leomele

O Ke Kumu Leomele

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360 pages, First Edition, 12 mo, 5.75 inches in height by 4.15 inches in width, beautifully re-backed into period boards, re-spined with red Moroccan title label, extraordinary spine with gilt pattern with ornamentation to head and heel along with date, custom full calf clam shell case with 5 raised bands to spine, ornamentation in panels along with red Moroccan leather title block. 

  • Na Himeni Hawaii. Me Na Lemomele oia ka lua o na hapa o ke Kumu Leomele

     

    Scarce Hawaiian Hymnal translated by Hiram Bingham and Others

     

    This is the first book printed in Hawaii that includes musical instruction and hymns. Actually two separate titles which includes the scarce Hawaiian hymnal and manual. The first 56 pages comprise of a singing instruction manual and translate, “The rules of music for hymns and psalms to praise God.” The second title starts at page 57 and translates, “Hawaiian hymns with their music; the second part of the rules of music.” The rules of music for hymns and psalms was translated into Hawaiian by Congregational Missionary Hiram Bingham (1789-1869) and other members of the missionary colony.

     

    There were two issues of this hymnal published in 1834. The first printing only contained the first title consisting of 56 pages. The second printing added the hymn section as well with a continual pagination totaling 360 pages. There are 194 Christian hymns with the music score and verses in the second section. Both title pages state Oahu, Na Na Misionari I Pai 1834. There are few remaining copies that have survived.

    OCLC WorldCat locates only 5 copies worldwide found in libraries or institutions.

     

    Na Na Misonari I Pai, Oahu, 360 pages, First Edition, 12 mo, 5.75 inches in height by 4.15 inches in width, beautifully re-backed into period boards, re-spined with red Moroccan title label, extraordinary spine with gilt pattern with ornamentation to head and heel along with date, custom full calf clam shell case with 5 raised bands to spine, ornamentation in panels along with red Moroccan leather title block. Clamshell boards match the double gilt rule found on the book. Clamshell case has marbled edges on both interior and exterior. Illegible presentation on front pastedown.

     

    Scarce Hawaiian Hymnal in Fine Condition Printed on Oahu