KALAKUA. & BERGER, HENRY.
Lot 3194
KALAKUA. & BERGER, HENRY.
US$ 1,200 - 1,800
£710 - 1,100
Lot Details
KALAKUA. & BERGER, HENRY.
Hymn of Kamehameha I. San Francisco & Portland: Mr Gray, [1874.] Sheet music. Lithographed cover title in silver and blue with original albumen photograph of Kalakaua + 1 sheet (recto and verso) of printed music. Spotting, separated at fold, short tape-repair to edge.

First edition "of what became the Hawaiian national anthem, 'Hawaii Ponoi.' It was published in San Francisco during or shortly after the king's visit to that city in October 1874" (Forbes 3054). This copy with a different albumen photograph than the one illustrated by Forbes; a variation not noted by him. Rare.
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