Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 167

Price Realized: $ 1,188
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(HAWAII.) The Maile Quarterly. 96, 120, 90 pages. 12 issues in one volume (all issued). 8vo, contemporary 1/2 calf, minor wear; front hinge splitting, minor foxing and toning. Honolulu, September 1865 to October 1868

Additional Details

A complete run of this Hawaiian Mission Children's Society publication, which grew out of a manuscript magazine created by the children of missionaries. Contents include an editorial on the Hawaiian land system, Hawaiian legends, and poetry, in addition to extensive local news concerning missionary families. Mark Twain was a reader (see Mark Twain's Notebooks & Journals, page I:207). The December 1865 editorial laments the inevitable extinction of the Hawaiian race, a fate blamed on their lack of "the tenacity of purpose, the stubbornness of will, which is necessary to make headway under ordinary circumstances, and especially when they come in contact and rivalry with the keen-witted foreigner of many resources" (page 27). Annexation is discussed in the April 1868 issue, and an engraved map of the Marshall and Gilbert Islands appears in the January 1868 issue.
Forbes 2635; not in Lomazow. Only one group of 4 scattered issues, and no complete runs, known at auction since 1917.