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"The most notable book printed during this time"

Hazlewood, Rev. D. A Feejeean and English Dictionary: With examples of common and peculiar modes of expression and uses of words. Also, containing brief hints on native customs, proverbs, the native names of natural productions of the islands, notices of the Islands of Feejee, and a list of the foreign words introduced. Vewa, Fiji printed at the Wesleyan Mission Press 1850 [1852]
First edition pp.vii, [1, blank], (9)-328. A very good copy bound in early 20th century cloth. Small stain to lower margin of title and following page. Edges of pages 136-40 frayed. Stain to edge of last few pages and bottom corner of last leaf. W.D. Kington stamped in gilt on front board. Two early ownership signatures, D.W. Black, Suva, 1922; and Geoff Johnson, 1872.

The Mission Press was established at Vewa in 1844, and was the only press in Fiji until a commercial press was established in 1868. "The most notable book printed during this time was David Hazlewood's Grammar and Dictionary. This was first printed in 1852 (not 1850 as title) in an edition of 700," Lingenfelter, p.65.