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William Crisp

Some Account of the Diocese of Bloemfontein

In the Province of South Africa from 1863 to 1894

Published: James Parker & Co, Oxford, 1895

Edition: 1st

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Very good (+) publisher’s original black cloth covers with titles in gilt on the from cover. 132pp with a black and white frontispiece 111 pother black and white illustrations and a coloured folding map. Some slight browning/toning to the edges of the pages but otherwise the text is in very good (+) condition with no foxing, marks or other blemishes. This is an exceptionally clean ex-library book from, the library of Selwyn College, Cambridge. There is a small letter ‘B’ in white ink at the top of the spine and a small three digit number in white ink at the bottom of the spine and a Selwyn College library label with a ‘Withdrawn’ stamp on the front paste-town. No other external or internal library marks.

The author, The Reverend William Crisp, was a missionary priest of the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Bloemfontein, South Africa, and served there from the mid-1860s. The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel described him as “the first and greatest apostle of the native races” in the central part of South Africa, who, it added, “had sympathy with the native point of view” Crisp was born at Southwold, England, in 1842. He died in Cape Town in 1910. A scared book. There are no other copies currently offered for sale. There are approximately ten in national and university libraries worldwide.

  • Jacket Condition: N/A
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 18cm x 12cm
  • Sold By: White Eagle Books
  • Contact Person: Andrew Saidi
  • Country: United Kingdom
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