1842 Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa
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Colour Plates, Early Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Rebound
The third thousand of this work, published in the same year as the first.
Illustrated with a hand coloured frontispiece, folding map, and twenty further engravings, all the work of illustrator George Baxter. Collated, complete.
Moffat, a Scottish Congregationalist missionary, gives a valuable account of mission work among the Bechuanas of Western South Africa, with notes on the customs of the natives. Over the course of several missions Moffat would go on to be the first person to translate the the whole Bible into Sechwana, despite the hostile response from African natives.
Following this volume's publication Moffat returned to Africa, staying there until 1870.
A smart early printing of this bestselling Victorian era account of African travel and missionary work, from the father in law of famed explorer David Livingstone.
Rebound in quarter calf with marbled paper covered boards, and endpapers renewed. A touch of rubbing to back strip tail, otherwise externally fine. Internally, firmly bound. Light spotting and handling marks to first few leaves and pages facing plates, with pages otherwise generally clean and bright. Plates age toned, with spotting.
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