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Twenty-Five Years' Mission Life on Tanna, New Hebrides.
J. and R. Parlane, Paisley, Scotland 1896 - Hardback octavo, no jacket, original brown cloth cover (gilt vignette & spine lettering), black endpapers, black & white text-photos, frontispiece black & white portrait, top edge gilt, publisher adverts at rear, edge tears some pages (no loss text), corner folded one page, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. 385 + 6 pp. First edition. Rev. Watt Leggatt of New Hebrides here collects the letters of the Scottish missionary Agnes Watt, who spent 25 years of service in the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu). A valuable document on Christian interaction (sometimes difficult) with the indigenous people. "The materials at my command were far from being so full as I could have desired, and residence on a remote island, with unfrequent communication, has occasioned considerable delay in collecting them and completing the work. I have endeavoured to let her tell the story of her life and work in her own letters and journals. Sometimes an explanatory note is appended, or passages from letters of different date are inserted, where the same subject is referred to, but in every case this has been indicated". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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