1845-6 Philip Musgrave; or, Memoirs of a Church of England Missionary in the North American Colonies Journal of a Residence Among the Negroes in the West Indies
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First Edition, Leather Binding
The first edition of these works. Two volumes bound as one. 'Journal of a Residence Among the Negroes in the West Indies' by Matthew Gregory Lewis, published in 1845. Lewis owned a considerable property in Jamaica. 'Philip Musgrave; or, Memoirs of a Church of England Missionary in the North American Colonies' edited by Reverend J Abbott, published in 1846. This work is a collection of vaguely fictionalised thoughts and anecdotes about his time in the North-American colonies as a missionary for the Church of England. Matthew Lewis was a novelist best known for his Gothic novel 'The Monk'. Joseph Abbott was a Church of England clergyman and author, who was also well known for his work 'Memoranda of a Settler in Lower Canada'.
In the original half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, with some light rubbing to the spine and to the extremities. A little rubbing to the paper to the boards, with some light loss to the paper to the head of the rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with some scattered spots and marks.
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