Item #69081 Sketches of Hawaiian History and Honolulu Directory. HAWAII.
Sketches of Hawaiian History and Honolulu Directory
Sketches of Hawaiian History and Honolulu Directory
Sketches of Hawaiian History and Honolulu Directory

First Edition of "The First Honolulu City Directory" HAWAII. Sketches of Hawaiian History and Honolulu Directory. Honolulu: C.C. Bennett, 1869. Full Description:

HAWAII.

Sketches of Hawaiian History and Honolulu Directory.

Honolulu: C.C. Bennett, 1869.

BENNETT, C.C. publisher] Sketches of Hawaiian History and Honolulu Directory. Honolulu: C.C. Bennett, 1869.

First edition of "The first Honolulu city directory" (Forbes). With the directory starting on page 77 and in double columns. A second edition was published in 1871 with the historical chronology extending to 1871 and the directory in single columns. Contains the errata slip facing page 88 entitled ""NAMES omitted, and Shifts that have been made since compiling." Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches; 210 x 140 mm). xii, 88, xiii-xxvii.

Contemporary quarter black sheep over publisher's original printed paper boards. Boards and a bit chipped and toned. Rubbing and some splitting to spine along outer joints. A bit of toning and foxing, bu generally text is very clean. Previous owner's ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Overall a very good copy.

This volume contains 28 pages of advertisements, some with illustrations, a sketch of historical events and a chronological timeline of Hawaiian history as well as a 10 page directory including businesses and residents who are listed alphabetically by name along with address and profession. Some notable names found in the directory include "Queen Kalama (Dowager) 4 Palace Walk" and "Rev. S.C. Damon, residence 5 Chaplain St." The book discusses populations and statistics of the various Islands, includes the Constitution of 1852, information on religion and government, manners and customs of Hawaiians and a quick sketch of Hawaiian history starting with "The Discovery by Cook."

According to Forbes, the Pacific Advertiser on September 18, 1869 wrote "The price of the book (three and a half dollars) may prevent its general circulation, though it is just such a work as is needed... All who can afford it... should assist in its circulation, as it will be found a valuable aid to business men."

Forbes 2821.

HBS 69081.

$5,000.

Price: $5,000.00

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