1842 Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa
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Illustrated, Leather Binding
The eighth thousand of this work, published in the same year as the first.
Illustrated with a hand coloured frontispiece, folding map, and twenty further engravings, both full plate and vignette, all the work of 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.
Rebacked, in half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards, with original back strip laid down and boards restored, and retaining the original endpapers. Rubbing to boards and back strip head and tail. Bookseller's blind stamp to a front blank. Internally, firmly bound. Pages a touch age toned, with handling marks throughout, and spotting to plates. Light pencil notations to gutters and margins throughout, not affecting text.
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