[EMMA KALELEONALANI, QUEEN DOWAGER.  1836-1885.]
Lot 339
[EMMA KALELEONALANI, QUEEN DOWAGER. 1836-1885.]
Sold for US$ 3,660 inc. premium

Lot Details
[EMMA KALELEONALANI, QUEEN DOWAGER. 1836-1885.]
Funeral Obsequies of the Late Queen Dowager Emma Kaleleonalani, Relict of the Late Kamehameha IV. Lying in State, Memorial Discourses, Incidents, the Will, &c., &c. Honolulu: J.M. Oats Jr., 1885; 43, [1] pp. 8vo. Original printed wrapper. Toned, light spots to first and final page, spine absent, wrapper detached, although still an excellent copy.

First edition. Compiled from articles originally published in the Hawaiian Gazette. The editor of that paper, Alatau T. Atkinson, states (p 2):
"In response to many requests, the following articles and notices are reprinted from the Gazette. Queen Emma died on Saturday, April 25th, and was buried on Sunday, May 17th. The funeral was to have taken place on May 10th, but had to be postponed in consequence of a very heavy rainstorm. In the following pages will be found a succinct account of the Queen's life and of the events which followed her death. Very great care was taken that all the information should be correct and substantial by those were acquainted with facts, as well as by careful search of printed and written documents." Also of note is an advertisement inside the front wrap for J.J. Williams's Hawaiian Photograph Studio. Along with "photographs of the volcano and other points of interest on the various Islands," Mr. Williams was also offering "exact duplications of the great funeral pageant in honor of Queen Dowager Emma," with further details of the images listed. Forbes 3689.
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