New York: American Tract Society, . Original decorated and illustrated publisher's cloth [lightly rubbed]. Frontis photo illustrations. 515, [1 blank] pp, with many illustrations as collated. Very Good.
Much information on the Hawaiian Islands, the Marquesas, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand, and other Pacific Islands - - all ripe for conversion by Christian missionaries. The title page quotation suggests the motivation for the book: "The people which sat in darkness saw a great light," from Matthew 4:16. Appendix A and Appendix B discuss the languages of the Pacific Islanders. Appendix C names the missionaries to the various islands. Item #39029