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1 BOWEN Central Africa. Adventures and Missionary Labors in Several Coutnries
19TH-AM-SC-CHARLESTON 
BOWEN, THOMAS JEFFERSON. Central Africa. Adventures and Missionary Labors in Several Countries in the Interior of Africa, from 1849 to 1856. By T. J. Bowen. Charleston: Southern Baptist Publication Society. No. 229 King Street. 1857. 12mo. Bound publisher's dark brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, worn through cloth at spine ends and corners, small (2mm) hole in spine cloth, brown heavily foxed endpapers with former owner's signature dated June 10, 1857, corner torn from front free endpaper, medium to heavy foxing. Folding map of the Yoruba country (present day Nigeria). Collation: 1-306. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright & printer, (2) preface, (1) note, (1) blank, [vii]-xii, folding map, [13]-359pp, (1) blank. A narrative of several journey in West Africa: Liberia, Sierra Leone, and the Yoruba country--present day Nigeria. The author's travels also touched parts of present day Ghana and Benin (Dahomey). The author along with reporting on the missions in the various countries, includes a wealth of descriptive detail about the people, countryside, customs, agriculture (including a few recipes), slavery and the slave trade, language, etc. 
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2 BURGESS Zulufolket Evangeliet Blant Suluerne Misjonsarbeid Gjennom 100 AR

BURGESS, A. Zulufolket Evangeliet Blant Suluerne Misjonsarbeid Gjennom 100 AR. PA Norsk ved Pastor Osvald Granborg. Oslo, Schreudermisjonens Forlag, 1944 (Aasland & Garbels Boktrykkeri, Oslo) 12mo. Bound gray cloth with black lettering and decoration on spine & front cover, call number tag on front cover, rubbed a bit and just starting to fray at bottom of spine, library bookplate, card pocket & date due slip, accession number, embossed stamp, otherwise good condition. History of Norwegian missions among the Zulu's in South Africa. 
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3 COREY Among Central African Tribes. Journal of a Visit to the Congo Mission

COREY, STEPHEN J. Among Central African Tribes. Journal of a Visit to the Congo Mission. Cincinnati, Foreign Christian Missionary Soc. (c1912) 157pp, b&w illustrations; bound printed paper covers with a piece of library cloth glued over spine, covers worn at edges, exlib., otherwise good condition. Disciples of Christ missions in the Congo. "This book is the diary kept by Mr. Stephen J. Corey while on a visit to the Congo to inspect one of the most interesting Missions in the world and to report on conditions as he found them."--foreword. 
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4 COREY Among Central African Tribes. Journal of a Visit to the Congo Mission

COREY, STEPHEN J. Among Central African Tribes. Journal of a Visit to the Congo Mission. Fourth Edition. Cincinnati, Foreign Christian Missionary Soc. (c1912) 157pp, b&w illustrations; dark blue cloth lightly soiled, library stamp & pocket, otherwise good condition. Disciples of Christ missions in the Congo. "This book is the diary kept by Mr. Stephen J. Corey while on a visit to the Congo to inspect one of the most interesting Missions in the world and to report on conditions as he found them."--foreword. 
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5 COUPLAND, REGINALD. Kirk on the Zambesi, A Chapter of African History.
1928 First Edition Bound maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine, rubbed a bit, bookplate of M.S Carothers on front paste-down endpaper, very light tanning of pages, otherwise contents clean. Dust jacket in plastic protective sleeve, tattered a bit at spine ends, dj spine darkened, a removed tape spot on front cover of dj, soiled some. Dust jacket in plastic protective sleeve, tattered a bit at spine ends, dj spine darkened, a removed tape spot on front cover of dj, soiled some. book Octavo Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 
COUPLAND, REGINALD. Kirk on the Zambesi, A Chapter of African History. By R. Coupland [4 lines credits] Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1928. Octavo.

Bound maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine, rubbed a bit, bookplate of M.S Carothers on front paste-down endpaper, very light tanning of pages, otherwise contents clean. Dust jacket in plastic protective sleeve, tattered a bit at spine ends, dj spine darkened, a removed tape spot on front cover of dj, soiled some.

Pagination: (1) half-title, (1) blank, (1) title, (1) blank, [v]-vi preface, (1) contents, (1) list of illustrations, [1]-286pp. Pages 279-286 is the index. Color frontispiece of a sketch-map by Kirk, there are 14 other full page illustrations. 3 of these are in color and are reproductions of color sketches made by John Kirk of the landscape. The others are black & white photographs taken by Kirk. At the end is a folding map. First Edition.

David Livingstone picked John Kirk for the double post of botanist and medical officer to the expedition to ascend the Zambesi river and prospect the unknown interior in order to ascertain its possibilities for British trade and settlement. Kirk was David Livingstone's lieutenant in Africa for more than five years, becoming his trusted friend. Livingstone's personality dominates this book, which reprints several of the explorer's letters. 
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Modvs Baptisandi, Preces et Benedictiones quibus ecclesia Aethiopum vtitur, cum Sacerdotes benedicunt Puerperæ, vna cum infante Ecclesiam ingredienti post qua dragesimum puerperij diem.  Item Orationes, quibus ijdemvtuntur in Sacramento Baptismi & confirmationis.  Item Missa qua communiter vtunter, quae etiam Canon vniuersalis appellatur, nunc primum ex lingua Chaldæa siue Æthipica in Latinam conuersa., PETRUS de Comos, Abbas Æthiops.
6 PETRUS de Comos, Abbas Æthiops. Modvs Baptisandi, Preces et Benedictiones quibus ecclesia Aethiopum vtitur, cum Sacerdotes benedicunt Puerperæ, vna cum infante Ecclesiam ingredienti post qua dragesimum puerperij diem. Item Orationes, quibus ijdemvtuntur in Sacramento Baptismi & confirmationis. Item Missa qua communiter vtunter, quae etiam Canon vniuersalis appellatur, nunc primum ex lingua Chaldæa siue Æthipica in Latinam conuersa.
1550 Leather Book Quarto, 14.9 x 20.5cm binding, 19.7 x 14.1cm page Louvain 
The Mode of Baptism in the Ethiopian Church, Louvain, 1550, translated into Latin


PETRUS de Comos, Abbas Æthiops. Modvs Baptisandi, Preces et Benedictiones quibus ecclesia Aethiopum vtitur, cum Sacerdotes benedicunt Puerperæ, vna cum infante Ecclesiam ingredienti post qua dragesimum puerperij diem. Item Orationes, quibus ijdemvtuntur in Sacramento Baptismi & confirmationis. Item Missa qua communiter vtunter, quae etiam Canon vniuersalis appellatur, nunc primum ex lingua Chaldæa siue Æthipica in Latinam conuersa. Lovanii. [Louvain] Apud Martinum Verhasselet in pingui Gallina Bibliop. Iurat. Anno Domini. 1550. Mense Ianuario. ¶Cum Gratia & Priuilegio ad quadriennium. Quarto, 14.9 x 20.5cm binding, 19.7 x 14.1cm page block. $1,250.00

This work was published at a time when the Ethiopian church had just endured years (1531-1543) of invasion and persecution brought on by the Muslin leader Ahmad Gragn. This excerpt will give some context for this work which was published 5 years before the founding of the Ethiopian Jesuit mission in 1555. "With the Ottoman conquest of the whole Near and Middle East, Islam was given a special impetus in the Red Sea area and in the Horn. The Muslim communities of the Ethiopian region began to be more and more aggressive particularly in their relations with the Christian Empire. ... The Muslim invasion of the Ethiopian highlands in the beginning of the sixteenth century was... a tremendous success. The leader of the Muslims forces during this conflict was Imam Amad Ibn Ibrahim or Gragn, as he is know in Ethiopian Chronicles.... As the center of the mediaeval Christian culture of Ethiopia and as the place where the kings also kept their fabulous treasures, the Church was attacked by the Muslim forces with particular fury. Dazzled by the riches of the churches and monasteries, the Muslim troops burnt and looted for a period of about fifteen years, and almost completely destroyed the mediaeval heritage of Christian Ethiopia... The Ethiopian kingdom was later restored after the death of Ahmad Gragn (1543) and after the defeat of his army by Emperor Galawdewos (1540-59) who was given effective military assistance by the Portuguese..."

"Relations with the Portuguese had already started towards the end of the fifteenth century, and reciprocal envoys had been exchanged between Lisbon and the Ethiopian court. The Ethiopians were impressed by reports of technical advances in Europe and wanted to share in this material civilization... Emperor Libna-Dingil requested artists, builders, craftsmen, and men who could make guns for him... Thus, almost completely ignorant of the history and the spiritual heritage of the Ethiopian Church the Portuguese sought to act as the agents of the See of Rome. This caused a lot of unnecessary bloodshed in the first part of the seventeenth century, and led to the expulsion of the Jesuit mission by Emperor Fasilads in 1632... The Jesuit experience was very bitter for the Ethiopian Church, and it naturally led to the creation of very strong antipathies towards anything European for a long time. During their short sojourn in Ethiopia, the Jesuits had done a great deal of damage and they had seriously disturbed the spiritual stability of the Ethiopian Church."--Professor Tadesse Tamerat: "Persecution and Religious Controversies." www.ethiopian orthodox.org/english/ethiopian/persecution.html

Bound full calf with raised bands, floral patterns in gilt in spine panels, title panel with gilt lettering lacking except for one letter, blind tooled roll outlines covers, covers edge rolled in gilt, wear to leather at top and bottom of hinges, spine ends chipped away, wear through leather at corners--consolidated with book adhesive, rubbed & scuffed some, red page edges; lighter shades of red, blue, orange, tan marbled endpapers; foxing on first and last few pages.

Collation: A-H4, I6. No pagination but there are (76)pp. There were two printings of this work, the first in Rome 1549 followed by the 1550 Louvain printing. OCLC locates no libraries in the U.S. holding a copy of the 1550 edition. They locate one copy each in libraries in Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, & Denmark, 4 libraries in Germany and in the UK the British Library, Cambridge Univ. & Univ. of Oxford. Yale Univ. & Keller Library do each have a copy of the 1549 Rome edition, along with the same 3 libraries in the UK and one each in Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany & Netherlands. We are pleased to offer the 1550 Louvain edition.
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7 PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE USA. BOARD OF FOREIGN (First) Annual Report of the... May, 1838.
19TH-AM-NY-NY 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. BOARD OF FOREIGN MISSIONS. (First) Annual Report of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Presented May 1838. New York: Published for the Board. William S. Martien, Printer. 1838. Octavo. Pamphlet in printed brown paper wrapper, wrapper chipped at spine ends, ? x 3 inch piece torn horizontally from front cover but not affecting any text, a few dog-ears, light occasional foxing. 36pp. American Imprints #52403. Includes reports on: Missions in North India, Mission to the Western Indians, Mission to Western Africa, Mission to China. 
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8 PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE USA. BOARD OF FOREIGN Second Annual Report of the... May, 1839.
19TH-AM-NY-NY 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. BOARD OF FOREIGN MISSIONS. Second Annual Report of the of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. May, 1839. New-York: Published for the Board. Scatcherd & Adams, Printer. 1839. Octavo. Pamphlet in printed brown paper wrapper, wrapper lightly chipped at spine ends, a few dog-ears--one on bottom corner of front cover torn off, light occasional foxing, large but light dampstain throughout. 44pp. Not in American Imprints. Early signature on top of front cover: "Jas. Agnes, McConnellsburg Pa." Includes reports on: Missions in North India, Iowa and Sac Indian Missions, Chippewas and Ottawas, Mission to Western Africa, Mission to China. 
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9 PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE USA. BOARD OF FOREIGN Third Annual Report of the... May, 1840.
19TH-AM-NY-NY 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. BOARD OF FOREIGN MISSIONS. Third Annual Report of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. May, 1840. New-York: Published for the Board. Samuel Adams, Printer. 1840. Octavo. Pamphlet in printed brown paper wrapper, wrapper lightly chipped at spine ends, a few dog-ears, light occasional foxing. 32pp. Not in American Imprints. Includes reports on: Iowa and Sac Indian Missions, Chippewas and Ottawas; Mission to Texas, Mission to Western Africa; Lodiana Mission--North India, Allahabad Mission, Furrukhabad Mission, Mission to Siam, Mission to China. 
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Purchas his Pilgrimage.  Or Relations of the World and the Religions Observed in all Ages and Places discouered...., PURCHAS, SAMUEL
10 PURCHAS, SAMUEL Purchas his Pilgrimage. Or Relations of the World and the Religions Observed in all Ages and Places discouered....
1614 Bound early leather, sometime rebacked Book Small quarto, 19.2 x 28.5 x 6.1cm (binding). London 
Early North America History Including Florida, Virginia, & New France: Purchas His Pilgrimage, London, 1614


PURCHAS, SAMUEL. Purchas his Pilgrimage. Or Relations of the World and the Religions Observed in all Ages and Places discouered, from the Creation unto this Present. Second Edition, of the First Part (Of Fower Intended) Much Enlarged with Additions through the whole worke. Containing a Theologicall and Geographicall Historie of Asia, Africa, and America, with the Ilands Adiacent. Declaring the Ancient Religions before the Flovd, the Heathnish, Jewish, and Saracenicall in all Ages since, in those parts professed, with their seuerall Opinions, Idols, Oracles, Temples, Priests, Fasts, Feasts, sacrifices, and Rites Religious: Their beginnings, Proccedings, Alterations, Sects, Orders and Successions. With briefe Descriptions of the Countries, Nations, States, Discoueries; Priuate and Publike Customes, and most Remarkable Rarities of Nature, or humane Industrie, in the same. By Samvel Pvrchas, Minister at Estwood in Essex. Vnus Devs, una Veritas. London, Printed by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, and are to be sold at his Shop in Pauls Church-yard at the Signe of the Rose. 1614. Small quarto, 19.2 x 28.5 x 6.1cm (binding).

Samuel Purchas (1577?-1626). "A Learned English divine, and compiler of a valuable collection of travels... educated at Cambridge. In 1604 he was instituted vicar of Eastwood in Essex, but, leaving the cure of it to his brother, removed to London, the better to carry on the great work he had undertaken. He published the first volume in 1613, and the four last in 1625... His Pilgrimages, and the learned Hackluyt's Voyages, led the way to all other collections of that kind, and have been justly valued and esteemed."--McClintock & Strong: Cycl Bibl Theol & Eccl Lit., VIII:794. This volume, though published first in 1613, in its 4th edition of 1626, always accompanies and forms the 5th volume of the authors 4 volume work published in 1625. Sabin: Dict. Books Relating to America #66680. This work "is an entirely different work from his larger collection of 'Pilgrimes," of which the fourth edition of this forms a fifth or supplementary volume. The distinction between the two works is explained by the author himself in the dedication prefixed to the fourth edition of the 'Pilgrimage' in the following words: 'I had pleased his Majestie to enquire further into the different scope of my Pilgrimage, & my then presented Pilgrims, which here also for the Reader's sake I think fit to answer; that These Brethren holdin much resemblance in name, nature and feature, yet differ both in object and subject: This being mine owne in matter (though borrowed) and in some of words and method. Whereas my Pilgrims are the Authors themselves, acting their owne parts in their owne words, onely furnished by me with such necessaries as that stage further required, and ordered according to my rules,' etc. The following parts relate to America: 'Relations of the Discoveries, Regions and Religions, of the New World. Of New France, Virginia, Florida; New Spaine, with other Regions of America, Mexicana, and of their Regions, and Religions, of the New World. Of Cvmana, Gviana, Brasil, Chica, Chilli, Perv, And other regions of America, Pervviana, and of their Religions.'"--quote from Sabin #66678. We offer the second edition, with an enlarged chapter on America.

Bound early leather, sometime rebacked in green leather with original red morocco title label pasted over, original boards heavily worn through leather at all edges and corners, later endpapers and strip of paper over inside hinges, bookplate and signature of an Anna Murphy, title remounted, a few insect holes near edges of title, title soiled, tears in second leaf with old repair as well as three 1cm holes in inner margin, dampstain in outer margin of most leaves.

Collation: ?6, A8, B-Kkkk6. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (4) epistle dedicatorie, (5) to the reader, (1) [notices], (7) contents, (1) black, (8) authors etc, 1-918 text, (23) the table, (1) errata. STC 20506. The second edition after the first of 1613. Online ESTC cit. no. S111828 with 17 libraries in the U.K, and in the U.S.: Amer. Mus. Natural Hist.; Boston Public; Folger Shakespeare (twice); Huntington, Art...; NY Pub. Lib.; Newberry Lib.; U. Penn.
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11 ROOME Through Central Africa for the Bible.

ROOME, WILLIAM J.W. Through Central Africa for the Bible. NY, Revell, [No date, forward dated 1929] Octavo. Bound brown cloth with black lettering on spine and red line and map of Africa on front cover with black title over it, cloth lightly soiled, deckle page edges. Pagination: (10) 11-208pp; double frontis with map on recto and illustration on recto facing title, 5 other double sided b&w plates. This is the log of the author's 4,000 mile motor tour through East and Central Africa, and under the auspices of the British and Foreign Bible Society. 
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12 ROSS African Heritage.

ROSS, EMORY. African Heritage. NY, Friendship Press (c1952) xii (2) 145 (1)pp, bibliography, exlib., dj blurbs glued to front endpapers, just worn through cloth at 1 corner. The author was a missionary with the Disciples of Christ in Africa for 40 years. "Three powerful, organized forces now struggling for the minds and hearts of men in Africa can be clearly named. They are animist communalism, Stalinist communism and the Christian community."--dj blurb. 
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