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SA Auction #96 begins on 20 Jan 2022

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Elmslie, W A (medical missionary), with an introduction by Lord Overtoun

Among the Wild Ngoni. Being some chapters in the history of the Livingstonia Mission in British Central Africa (1901)

Published: Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, Edinburgh and London, 1901

Edition: Second

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"The sphere chosen by the Livingstonia Mission [named after Dr Livingstone] was the west shore of Lake Nyasa, an inland sea some 400 miles long, discovered by Livingstone and Dr Stewart, and in 1875 the 'Ilala', bearing the pioneers of the mission, Dr Laws and his helpers, steamed into the Lake and took possession for Christ."

Beige cloth-boards, black and gilt to the upper panel and the spine, which is detached from the upper panel, though with the binding remaining firm. The front free endpaper has ownership and library stamps.

The contents are unmarked and unfoxed - title-page, present but detached + 319 pp of text and index + frontispiece and 13 further inserted plates + 1 p of pubisher's announcements (there is a further page of these announcements on the verso of the title-page). The "map at back" referred to in the list of illustrations, is missing, though with no sign of its having been deliberatey removed.

First (1899) editions are understandably more valuable but even this second edition is comparatively rare.

  • Binding Condition: Fair to Good
  • Overall Condition: Good+
  • Size: 200 x 135
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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