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Na Pule Kahiko  Ancient Hawaiian Prayers, Gutmanis, June
1 Gutmanis, June Na Pule Kahiko Ancient Hawaiian Prayers
Honolulu, HI Editions Limited 1983 0960793860 / 9780960793860 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Susanne Indich 
Head and tail of spine a little bumped, dustjacket has a couple of short tears, lightly faded on spine ; A bright, solid book, drawings by Susanne Indich throughout. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. This is the hardcover edition in dustjacket ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 124 pages; Up until 1822, the Hawaiian language was strictly oral. When the American missionaries arrived, they set up a printing press and set about putting the spoken language into print. With the spread of Christianity a number of the ancient Hawaiian prayers have been lost but this study has attempted to put as many as possible into print with explanations and extensive footnotes. The prayers are broken up into categories such as medicine and healing, death, war and sports among others. 
Price: 125.00 CDN
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