GOSPELS IN TAHITIAN

Te Fauffa Api, a to tatou fatu e te ora a Iesu Mesia Ra:…

London, Neia e Richard Watts, 1838.

£2000

12mo, (ii) A-Z6 2A-2X6 , pp. (iv) 516. Autograph on title page: “Tho[mas] Ormson / Portsea / 15 July 1843”. A crisp, clean copy bound in contemporary gilt-ruled sheep, rebacked sympathetically, with red morocco label to gilt spine in five compartments. This is the first separately published New Testament in Tahitian, published in 3000 copies.

Darlow and Moule 9081.