Brittan (Harriette G.)

SCENES AND INCIDENTS OF EVERY-DAY LIFE IN AFRICA (1860 - Scarce first edition)

Published: Pudney & Russel, New York, 1860

Edition: First

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vi plus 253pp. Blind-embossed cloth hardvover with faded gilt title to spine. The book is complete with all its woodcut engravings of which there are several. 

Previous owner's name penned and pencilled to front free EP. EPs are somewhat tatty with evidence of paste-down removal to the front and back fixed EPs (possibly the removal of ex library/libris paste-downs, though there are no library stamps or markings throughout the book). Scattered foxing to blank prelims clearing from title page onwards

Harriette G. Brittan (June 1822 – April 30, 1897) was a pioneer British-born American missionary to Liberia, India and Japan. Finding herself unable to live in Africa because of repeated attacks of Tropical Fever, she was compelled to return to the United States. A year or two later, she went to India where she laboured for twenty years. In 1880, she came to Japan and founded Brittan Girls’ School, later known as Yokohama Eiwa Gakuin. At the age of sixty-three, she gave up regular mission work and for a number of years, conducted a boarding house. When her health started to fail, she returned to the U.S. and died one day after reaching San Francisco

Brittain was the author of, 'Statement of facts' : [concerning the Woman's Union Missionary Society], 'Thomas Toomey'; the history of an Irish boy, 'Kardoo, the Hindoo girlShoshie' : the Hindoo Zenana teacher, 'A woman's talks about India, or, The domestic habits and customs of the people' and 'Scenes and incidents of every-day life in Africa'.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 195 x 131 x 37mm
  • Sold By: Booktown Africana
  • Contact Person: Chris Shelton
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0685615292
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  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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