Canon John Widdicombe

In the Lesuto. A Sketch of African Mission Life (1895)

Published: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, 1895

Edition: Second Edition

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Publisher's cream cloth binding with picture of a Basuto warrior on the front board.

iv + 352pp. With map and illustrations.

Contents clean and binding tight although missing the front endpaper.

'The author was appointed by Bishop Webb of Bloemfontein to establish a mission in the district of Leribe, being practically in the first station opened in Basutoland by the Church of England. Having overcome the preliminary difficulties, the undertaking seems to have prospered up to the time of the war in 1880, which was brought about by the Disarmament Act, passed by the Cape Colony. Vivid pictures of the campaign are drawn, including the last great battle between Joel and Jonathan. The book includes a good history of Basutoland from the reign of Moshesh (for whose abilities the writer had great admiration), and the character and habits of the people are fully described.' - Mendelssohn Vol.II, page 609.

This second edition of 1895 (the first was published in 1891) is revised with additional illustrations and a supplementary chapter bringing the history of the mission up to date.

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
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  • Country: South Africa
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