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(Missions).  Africaner, or missionary trials. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, [1850?]. 12mo (14.9 cm, 5.86"). 36 pp.; 1 plt.
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Juvenile retelling of the labors of Scottish missionary Robert Moffat, and his success in turning the notorious outlaw Jager Africaner (or Afrikaner) towards a Christian life and away from terrorizing the South African countryside.
        The text is illustrated with a title-page vignette and one wood-engraved plate done by W.B. Gihon. This appears to be => the first U.S. edition, and is now uncommon.
        Provenance: Front free endpaper with pencilled inscription reading "Presented to Asa S. Crofoot [/] By his Uncle [/] 1851."

Publisher's dark blue textured cloth–covered limp wrappers, covers stamped in blind, front cover with gilt-stamped title; lightly rubbed overall, most at spine. Foxing throughout; paper yet strong.  (41531)   Please RESHELVE This.


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