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John Campbell
Travels in South Africa Undertaken at the Request of the London Missionary Society Being a Narrative of a Second Journey in the Interior of that Country
London: Francis Westley, 1822. First edition. Leather. Very Good. 8.5" by 5.5". Not Stated. A beautifully illustrated travel work from the nineteenth century on South Africa by missionary and traveller, John Campbell. With the bookplate of one John Ward to the recto of front endpaper, probably Reverend John Ward, Rector of Great Bedwyn, co. Wilts, quarter. Crest and Motto are alike to his. With hand-coloured illustrations throughout. A frontispiece, folding map, and seven plates to volume I. A frontispiece and three plates to volume II. Collated, complete. This work is of a second tour undertaken by Rev. John Campbell to inspect the South African Missions undertaken by the London Missionary Society. This second journey was undertaken in 1819 in the company of Dr John Philip. During this mission Campbell instruction Robert Moffat to start a mission among the Bechuana tribe. Campbell did not originally intend to proceed as far into Africa as he did, originally only expecting to proceed as far as Lattakoo. Campbell travelled further due to the fact that Kossie, King of Mashow was visiting Mateebee, King of Lattakoo and received him kindly. Therefore Campbell visited Mashow. This work's main focus is the religious zeal of the Missionaries and their determination to convert the indigenous people to Christianity. However, there is also brief discussion on the Geography, ethnography and fauna of Africa. In a half morocco binding with marbled paper boards. Externally, smart with rubbing to the joints and to the extremities. A few light patches of rubbing to the p … [Click Below for Full Description]
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