NEW TESTAMENT. Te Fauffa Api, a to tatou fatu e te ora a Iesu Mesia Ra…

London, Neia & Richard Watts, 1838.




£ 2,000


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.


Bibliography: Darlow and Moule 9081.