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Knight Of Molkai, Betz, Eva K.
1 Betz, Eva K. Knight Of Molkai
Paterson, NJ St. Anthony Guild Press 1965 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by June Driscoll 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and rubbing to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has a previous owner's inked gift notation on the front endpaper. "Father Damien or Saint Damien of Molokai, SS. CC. Or Saint Damien De Veuster (Dutch: Pater Damiaan or Heilige Damiaan van Molokai; 3 January 1840 15 April 1889) , born Jozef De Veuster, was a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium and member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a missionary religious institute. He won recognition for his ministry from 1873 to 1889 in the Kingdom of Hawai I to people with leprosy (also known as Hansen's disease) , who were required to live under a government-sanctioned medical quarantine on the island of Moloka I on the Kalaupapa Peninsula." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Hawaii: Isles Of Enchantment, Gessler, Clifford
2 Gessler, Clifford Hawaii: Isles Of Enchantment
New York D. Appleton-Century Company Incorporated 1938 3rd Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by E. H. Suydam Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping and wear. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. This book is illustrated throughout with black and white illustrations by E. H. Suydam. This copy has been signed, with an inscription, by the author, on the half title page. The price clipped dust jacket. Has noticeable generalized toning, along with large spots of color loss to the illustrations on the front panel. There are several medium sized chips missing to the spine ends. "The main party sailed aboard a converted Japanese fishing vessel, the Myojin Maru renamed the Islander, while Emory led another team aboard the Tiare Tahiti to survey Mangareva and the Tuamotu Islands. During 14 weeks on relatively isolated Napuka Atoll in the Tuamotus, Emory's team collected 200 ethnographic artifacts and recorded 90 songs and chants, along with genealogies and oral histories that remain among of "the most important sources of traditional eastern Polynesian temple ritual." Some of their more colorful adventures and hardships on the atoll are described in the book Road My Body Goes (1937) by the journalist Clifford Gessler, who almost died there from a poisonous coral cut." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Lepers Of Molokai, Stoddard, Charles Warren
3 Stoddard, Charles Warren The Lepers Of Molokai
Notre Dame, IN The Ave Maria Press 1915 New Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Damien was the most famous but not the first caregiver or religious worker to arrive at Kalawao. He followed Congregational ministers, Catholic priests, Mormon elders, and family and friends of patients who went voluntarily to Kalawao to help. Slowly, Kalawao became a place to live rather than a place to die, for Father Damien offered hope. He spoke the Hawaiian language. Assisted by patients, he built houses, constructed a water system, and planted trees. He also organized schools, bands, and choirs. He provided medical care for the living and buried the dead. He expanded St. Philomena Catholic Church. Not a "retiring" personality, Damien did not hesitate to badger the Hawaiian government and his church for more resources. These efforts attracted worldwide attention, resulting in a heightened awareness of the disease and the plight of its victims." "Stoddard began writing verses at a young age amid the growing literary climate of California. His first published work saw print in The Golden Era for September 1862 under the pseudonym "Pip Pepperpod". He later recalled how he clandestinely slipped his contribution into the Era's mailbox without anyone knowing: "No member of my family suspected that I was so bold as to dream of entering the circle of the elect who wrote regularly every week for the chief literary organ west of the Rocky Mountains". His writings were well received and were later published as Poems by Charles Warren Stoddard. Poor health compelled him to give up his plans for a college education. He tried a career on the stage without success." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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