Honolulu, 1854. 47pp. Dbd. Minor soiling. Very good. In a blue half morocco and cloth folder, spine gilt. Pamphlet commemorating the inauguration of Edward G. Beckwith as president of Oahu College, giving a complete account of the event. The work includes a history of Oahu College, also called Punahou School, which was founded in 1841 by missionaries. Beckwith's address emphasizes the importance of education: "Every young man, and every young woman, too, should be educated to the fullest possible extent, limited only by the parent's pecuniary ability." The appendix contains extracts from trustees minutes regarding Beckwith's appointment, and the charter and prospectus of Oahu College. "The minutes of the Hawaiian Evangelical Association record the edition as 500 copies" - Forbes. OCLC records only a handful of copies, and ABPC has no auction records in the last thirty-five years. Scarce. FORBES 2042. (Inventory #: WRCAM42702)
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.