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From Fianarantsoa to Mananjara : being notes of a journey made on behalf of the London Missionary. by George Andrew Shaw (1842-1917) - 1874 - from ARTEM (SKU: 2108)

From Fianarantsoa to Mananjara : being notes of a journey made on behalf of the London Missionary.

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From Fianarantsoa to Mananjara : being notes of a journey made on behalf of the London Missionary.

by George Andrew Shaw (1842-1917)

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12°. 11, [1 blank] pp. Later half morocco with marbled sides and gilt lettering on spine.

Only known copy of a British missionary's account of his foot journey from inland Madagascar to the coast. The author, George Andrew Shaw (1842-1917), was a missionary of Tamatave, Madagascar. In the present work he describes in detail the sights and surroundings, the various churches and stations, as well as the way of life of the local inhabitants that he encountered along his journey. Two other works on Madagascar appeared from his hand after his return to England: Madagascar and France, with some account of the island, its people, its resources and development. London, The Religious Tract Society 1885; Madagascar of to-day: an account of the island, its people, resources and development. London, Religious Tract Society, 1886. Christian missionaries were largely responsible for the early development of printing in Africa in the nineteenth century, primarily producing works that benefitted the converting of local people. In 1828 the first book was printed in Madagascar by the London Missionary Society, to which George Andrew Shaw also belonged. The Friend's Foreign Mission Association also published the Gazety Malagasy between 1875 and 1876. All Madagascar missionary imprints are extremely scarce. Sibree lists 6 titles by Shaw in his Madagascar Bibliography, but not the present work.

In very good condition.

Literature: Carol Holden, Early printing from Africa in the British Library, in: Electronic British Library Journal, 1997. Not in Samuel Macauley Jackson, Bibliography of Foreign Missions, 1891; Sibree, A Madagascar Bibliography, 1885; also not in: BL; KVK; Munsell Bliss, RBH; WorldCat.

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Madagascar missionary imprint

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Bookseller
ARTEM NL (NL)
Bookseller's Inventory #
2108
Title
From Fianarantsoa to Mananjara : being notes of a journey made on behalf of the London Missionary.
Author
George Andrew Shaw (1842-1917)
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Publisher
printed by A. Kingdon, mission printer to the Friends’ Foreign Mission Association
Place of Publication
Antananarivo
Date Published
1874
Keywords
Madagascar, Antananarivo, missionary, unrecorded, travel
Bookseller catalogs
Rare and unrecorded; Africa; Missionaries;

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