W. HOLMAN BENTLEY. The Life and Labours of a Congo Pioneer
(London: Religious Tract Society, 1907).
FIRST EDITION, AN EXPANSIVE AND ELUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF A CONGO PIONEER, WRITTEN BY HIS WIFE. A fine work with extensive commentary on the geography, the people and the social and cultural interactions of the period. An enlightening look into Congo at a time that the Belgian's were establishing rule over a vast area of the territory. Item #30722
First Edition. Illustrated with 17 full-page plates and a folding map of Congo at the end of the volume. Thick 8vo, publisher's original brick-red cloth, the spine and upper cover lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. xx, 446, [14 ads.] pp. A fine and handsome copy, clean and very well preserved.
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