A NARRATIVE OF MISSIONARY ENTERPRISES IN THE SOUTH SEAS;. John Williams.

A NARRATIVE OF MISSIONARY ENTERPRISES IN THE SOUTH SEAS;

with remarks upon the natural history of the islands, origin, languages, traditions, and usages of the inhabitants. Illustrated with engravings on wood, by G. Baxter. Pp. [ii]+526(last blank), title page vignette, 5 plates, 20 text illustrations (a couple full page), folding map; dark brown cloth, decorated in blind, neatly rebacked, with the original gilt lettered and decorated spine laid on, boards lightly worn, the edges slightly chipped; bookseller's sticker and signs of removal of bookplate or label on upper pastedown, the upper hinge starting, long pencilled annotation to final blank, scattered light foxing and soiling; Appleton, New York, n.d.[1837]. First U.S. edition. Hill. 1875. *John Williams (1796-1839) was sent by the London Missionary Society to the Pacific region in 1816. He was killed by cannibals in the New Hebrides in 1839, and is often referred to as 'the Martyr of Erromanga'. This American edition of this book did not include the frontispiece printed in oils by George Baxter with his famous coloured printing process using oil-based inks. Item #099700

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