Lahainaluna: Mea pai palapala o ke Kulanui, 1845. Item #042408
x, 184p., upper one-inch of titlepage clipped away (no loss of text), original stiff marbled boads with half-leather (expertly rebacked in period style), slight scattered foxing. Pencilled signature on the front flyleaf: Henry W. Longfellow 1864. Very scarce first English-Hawaiian dictionary translated by John Smith Emerson (1800-1867), mostly as an abridgement of Noah Webster's English dictionary. Out of Longfellow's personal library. "...one of the most important publications of the Lahainaluna press' (Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography). Judd, 277; Windley L117.