SNOW, Benjamin Galen (1817-1880)
[CAROLINE ISLANDS] Mwo S̃as̃u lun Jisus Kraist leum las, ma Mattu el s̃im. / …. ma Luk el s̃im.
[Gospels of Matthew and Luke in Kosraean]. New York : American Bible Society, 1871. First edition. Small octavo (175 x 110 mm), original roan boards with gilt-stamped lettering to upper board (binding slightly worn), original pink endpapers, pp 104, 112; separate title page for each work; pale water stain at lower gutter and top edges of outer leaves (not affecting text), else very clean, binding firm. Darlow and Moule, 6042.
The Gospels of Matthew and Luke translated by the American missionary Benjamin Galen Snow into Kosraean, a Micronesian language spoken on the islands of Kosrae (Kusaie), the Caroline Islands, and Nauru.
The State Library of New South Wales holds the only copy recorded in Australian collections.