[KAMEHAMEHA III, KING OF HAWAII. 1813-1854.]

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Lot 375
[KAMEHAMEHA III, KING OF HAWAII. 1813-1854.]

Sold for US$ 15,860 inc. premium
[KAMEHAMEHA III, KING OF HAWAII. 1813-1854.]
He Olelo Hoomaopopo.... [Honolulu: Mission Press, November 12, 1833.] Printed broadside, 231 x 190 mm. Closed tear in top margin, a few spots, well-margined and attractive.

Hawaiian-language printing of a broadside proclamation, announcing stiff punishment for sailors on shore leave who carry weapons to Hawaii. Translated, in part: "Many evil minded persons belonging to the shipping having while on shore at liberty, committed various criminal acts with knives, etc., to the great danger of life and limb. It is therefore hereby made known to all persons whatsoever, That if any person or persons are hereafter found on shore with a Knife, Sword-cane, or any other dangerous weapon in his or her possession, he or she shall be immediately seized and taken to the Fort...". Exceedingly rare. Forbes locates only one original, in the Baker Library at Harvard. Forbes 856.
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