O ke kumu leomele, no na himeni a me ha halelu e hoolea aku ai i ke Akua

Oahu, HOnolulu: Na na Misionari, 1834. Item #041236

2 vols. bound in one and paged continuously (360p.), music, 19th-century marbled boards with rebacked half-leather. Page 57 is the added t.p. for the second part: Na himeni Hawaii, me na leomele; oia ka lua o na hapa i ke kumu leomele, with imprint: Oahu: na na Misionari i Pai, 1834. The first section covers rules for understanding hymn notation, and the second includes the actual musical scores for two to four voices. Bingham (1789-1869) founded the Kawaiahao Church in Hawaii. He later issued the book in 1837 with an introduction signed "Binamu" (i.e. Bingham), but that edition lacked the music. Judd, 110. Ballou, 129.

Price: $6,000.00

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