S.W. Partridge & Co. Ltd, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Edition Unstated, Illustrated By: Etchings
IV, 176 pages, another 32 pages of following with S.W. Partridge & Co.'s Catalogue of Popular Illustrated Books, preface by author. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of the Rev. James Chalmers. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white etchings of people, places, buildings and other interesting bits and pieces of the Rev. Chalmers sojourn in New Guinea and Rarotonga. Brown coloured boards with etching of the Rev. Chalmers with gilt decoration around portrait and then gilt and black decorations to either side and beneath the portrait. Gilt and black decorations to the edge of the front board with gilt embossed title to the top front board edge along with black titles underneath the gilt titling. Illustrated back strip being a floral design, with a gilt insert to the top edge of the back strip and within that insert brown titles. Bumping and rubbing to the head and to the heel of the back strip and to the book edges. The front board is very slightly bowed. Very light rubbing to the cloth of the boards and browning and foxing to the text block edges. Heavy browning, offset tanning and foxing to the endpapers. There is a prize presentation plate to the front paste-down, which has ghosted ( and kept the free front end paper clean and bright ] to be free front end paper. Previous owner's name to the top one third of the free front end paper. Browning to the internal pages. A look at James Chalmers who was one of the first people to take a missionary zeal to Rarotonga and New Guinea in the middle part of the 19th century. Of interest are the numerous illustrations giving a view of what New Guinea and Rarotonga were like at the beginning of the advent of white invasion. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Etchings . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; New Guinea; Exploration ; Religion -- Christianity; New Zealand; 19th Century . Inventory No: 0105861.