An Examination of the Charges Against the American Missionaries at the Sandwich Islands, as Alleged in the Voyage of the Ship Blonde and in the London Quarterly Review

Cambridge (Mass.): Hilliard, Metcalf and Co., 1827. First edition. 8vo. Half calf with marbled boards in period style. 67 pp. "An important review of unfavorable published accounts on the American Protestant mission in Hawaii....The author was one of the principal founders and the corresponding secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, and thus had an intimate knowledge of the subject". The account of the Blonde, he avers, was "a booksellers' speculation prepared by another and unfriendly hand, from certain papers obtained obtained from the chaplain of the Blonde." According to Rare Book Hub, only one copy has appeared at auction since 1912. Forbes 660. Item #32959

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