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Exhibit Theme

Extending the Boundaries of Science

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Hawaiian Bible (New Testament), Ke...
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Hawaiian Bible (New Testament), Ke kauoha hou a ko kakou Haku e ola'I, a Iesu Kristo, 1835, 1st edition

Missionaries translated this Bible and had it bound in goatskin by Hawaiians before the U.S. Exploring Expedition arrived. Used for a sermon aboard the Vincennes while the ship was anchored in Hawaii, it was among the items brought back to Washington, D.C., from expedition travels.

Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress