NYASSALAND, Travel-Sketches in Our New Protectorate Selected from “Tropical Africa”

NYASSALAND, Travel-Sketches in Our New Protectorate Selected from “Tropical Africa”

(London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1890).

RARE FIRST EDITION WITH ORIGINAL WRAPPERS BOUND IN. Henry Drummond was a Scottish evangelical writer and lecturer, who, after attending university began his study for the ministry. During this particular time, he became interested in missionary and other movements of the Free Church of Scotland.
Drummond visited Central Africa in 1883 and discovered he had become famous for a book he published before the trip: NATURAL LAW IN THE SPIRITUAL WORLD. In 1888, he published TROPICAL AFRICA, “a valuable digest of information.” [Ency Britt]
Regarding the interest in his work, Drummond states that Africa is known to the modern world in three ways: “ North Africa, where men go for for health; South Africa, where they go for money; and Central Africa, where they go for adventure.” His adventures and findings in Central Africa are what make up this work. Item #21997

First edition. Engraved wrappers. 8vo, skillfully bound in full calf, raised edges, morrocco lettering label gilt, ruled in blind on the upper and lower cover, marbled endleaves, original paper wrappers bound inside. vii, 119 pp. A very fine copy, text essentially pristine, binding very sturdy, the wrappers very well preserved, silk bookmarker.

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