By Sir Harry Johnston
London   Hutchinson & Co
9.5" by 6.5" xxiii, 496pp; xx, 498-990pp
A fascinating study of the life and travels of George Grenfell, complete in two volumes and illustrated profusely throughout.
By Sir Harry Johnston

1908 George Grenfell and the Congo: A History and Description of the Congo Independent State and Adjoining Districts of Congoland, Together with Some Account of the Native Peoples and Their Languages, the Fauna and Flora; and Similar Notes on the Camaroons and the Island of Fernando Po the Whole Founded on the Diaries and Researchers of the Late Rev. George Grenfell, B.M.S., F.R.G.S.; on the Records of the British Baptist Missionary Society; and an Additional Information Contributed by the Author, by the Rev. Lawson Forfeitt, Mr. Emil Torday, and Others

London   Hutchinson & Co
9.5" by 6.5" xxiii, 496pp; xx, 498-990pp
A fascinating study of the life and travels of George Grenfell, complete in two volumes and illustrated profusely throughout.
£210.00
: 3kgs / : 908Y28

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First Edition, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding

The first edition two volumes of this study of Cornish missionary and explorer, George Grenfell. 

In the publisher's original cloth binding.

Illustrated profusely throughout each volume, including frontispiece portraits and thirty five monochrome plates. With fourteen maps, three of which are folding. Collated complete. 

Harry Johnston, British explorer, botanist and linguist, provides a fascinating and in-depth study of George Grenfell and his explorations of Congo.

In 1881, George Grenfell established a chain of missions at Musuko, Vivi, Isangila, Manyanga and other points, and in 1884, in a small steam vessel, he explored the Congo to the equator.

Grenfell was awarded the Medal of the Order of the Lion of Africa by King Leopold II.

The author, Harry Johnston, had himself travelled widely across Africa to learn the various languages across the continent.

Condition

In the original cloth bindings. Externally, with rubbing to the extremities and bumping to heads and tails of spines. Fading to the spines and areas of boards. Joints are tender but firm. Marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean. Offsetting to the endpapers and scattered spotting to the first and last few leaves, heavier to Vol I. Contemporary ink inscriptions to the frond endpapers.

Very Good

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