Item #40549 Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa;. Robert MOFFAT.

Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa;

London: John Snow, 1842. First edition, 8vo, (xvi), 624, (12 advertisement) pp. Frontispiece of the Kuruman Mission, "Printed in Oil Colours by [George] Baxter", plus a folding map and 20 wood engraved illustrations, some occasional foxing, old ink number to the top of the title page, brief contemporary inscription and a later owner's ink stamp to the paste down. Contemporary half calf, marbled sides, slightly rubbed. Moffat embarked for Africa in 1816 at the age of 21, initially bound for Namaqualand, and over the next two decades established several missions and translated the New Testament (and eventually the whole Bible) into Sechwana, despite the hostile attentions of the Matabele and other African tribes. Following this volume's publication he returned to Africa, staying there until 1870. "...the father and pioneer of South African mission work..." (DNB). "...a valuable account of mission work among the Bechuanas..." (Mendelssohn). Mendelssohn II p29. Item #40549

Price: £400.00

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