GARENGANZE; or Seven Years' Pioneer Mission Work in Central Africa.

(London: James E. Hawkins, c.1893).

SCARCE AND A CLASSIC WORK of Victorian area discovery and exploration during the opening of Africa.  This (is the) story of seven years of pioneer mission work in the heart of the Dark is a son s letter to his mother and the home group; and it is a story of strictly pioneer work, for he undertook to cross the continent by foot. The journey, undertaken in an apostolic spirit, was marked by that savour of the supernatural which is so sweet to the believer...The book is a revelation of passion for the soul. (preface to the third edition). Item #11737

Early printing formated as the first and very possibly the first edition with an amended title-page. Illustrated with twenty drawings by the author, and an original coloured folding map prepared by the Royal Geographical Society. 8vo, original sienna cloth lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt and black on the covers and spine in classic Victorian style. x, 274. Index. A handsome, clean and bright copy.

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