LIFE OF GEORGE GRENFELL, CONGO MISSIONARY AND EXPLORER

(London: The Religious Tract Society, 1909).

FIRST EDITION. As a Baptist missionary, George Grenfell first went to Africa in 1875. He was the first to prove the independent nature of the Mubangi, discovered the Ruki or Black River, found himself in contact with actual cannibals and discovered and named Grenfell Falls on the Mubangi.
Meant as a companion volume to Sir Harry Johnston’s; “George Grenfell and the Congo”, this work concentrates on Grenfell’s missionary efforts rather than his explorations. “..it is refreshing to recall the remembrance of this good man, a missionary in the purest sense of the word; who succeeded, as the messenger of peace, in irradiating the immense basin of the Congo by his itineraries and in endowing its geography with fixed points carefully determined by astronomical observations” (from his obituary in the Le Movement Geographic). Item #28737

First edition. Illustrated with photogravure portrait, maps, and illustrations from photographs. 8vo, publisher’s original dark green textured cloth with gilt medallion and lettering on upper board and gilt lettering on spine. xxvi, 587,8 ads. A fine bright copy, clean and with a minor bit of refurbishment at the front inner hinge.

Price: $175.00