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Ellis, William
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Ellis, William

Memoir of Mrs. Mary Mercy Ellis … including Notices of Heathen Society, of the Details of Missionary Life … with an Introductory Essay on the Marriage of Missionaries, by Rev. R. Anderson. Boston: Published by Crocker & Brewster, 1836. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Mrs. Ellis; foxed. Publisher's blind-panelled green cloth gilt; rubbed and stained. — The American Mission in the Sandwich Islands: A Vindication and an Appeal, in Relation to the Proceedings of the Reformed Catholic Mission at Honolulu. London: Jackson, Walford, and Hodder, 1866. Half-title; library discard stamp, tear to final leaf. Half calf antique.

Together 2 volumes, in 8s.


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Literature

Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 934, 2682

Catalogue Note

First American edition and first edition, respectively. Rev. Anderson's essay in justification of "pious females … going on foreign missions as the wives of missionaries" did not appear in the preceding London editions of the Memoir of Mrs. Ellis. Mr. Ellis's most intriguing contribution to the Anglican Mission controversy in the later tract is his lengthy condemnation of the hula dance, whose "filthy picture seemed to be burned as with vitriol into [his] mind" (p. 48).

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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New York