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Girdling the Globe: From the Land of the Midnight Sun to the Golden Gate or, A Record of a Tour Around the World by D. L. [Daniel Long] Miller - First Edition - 1898 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and Biblio.com

Girdling the Globe: From the Land of the Midnight Sun to the Golden Gate or, A Record of a Tour Around the World

by D. L. [Daniel Long] Miller

Condition: Very good


Mount Morris, IL: The Brethren House, 1898. First Edition. Full leather. Very good. A very good plus first edition. Full leather cover with gilt stamped title on cover and spine. Four raised bands. 1/4 inch chip on head of spine. Wear to top right corner. All edges gilt. Marbled end papers. Previous owners names on first free endpaper. 602 pages, including index. 6 x 9 inches tall, octavo. The Brethren are considered one of the three historic “peace churches,” along with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and Mennonites, because of a continuing (but not unanimous) adherence to the principle of conscientious objection to all wars. They usually affirm rather than swear oaths. All branches of the Brethren have been active in sponsoring missionaries, with the exception of the Old German Baptist group." --- Britannica "Daniel Long Miller (D.L. Miller) was born near Hagerstown, Maryland in 1841, the son of Abram and Catherine Long Miller. He married Elizabeth Talley (1848-1926) in 1868. Miller united with the German Baptist Brethren Church in 1863. He was elected to the ministry in 1887 and ordained an elder in 1891. D.L. Miller moved to Polo, Illinois in 1868 where he operated a successful retail business and edited a journal devoted to poultry and domestic pets. He became Business Manager of Mt. Morris College in 1879 and served as President of the Board of Trustees, 1880-1891. He also served as Gospel Messenger editor-in-chief, 1891-1921. Miller was a member of the General Mission Board from 1885 to 1910. His interest in missions was heightened by seven worldwide tours. Miller was one of the first Brethren to actively support and establish Sunday Schools. He was a lecturer, preacher, and author who wrote: Europe and Bible Lands, 1894; Seven Churches in Asia, 1894; Girdling the Globe, 1907; The Eternal Verities, 1897; The Other Half of the Globe, 1907; and was co-author of Some Who Led, 1912." --- [Church of the] Brethren Historical Library and Archives
  • Bookseller: Uncommon Works, IOBA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 858
  • Title: Girdling the Globe: From the Land of the Midnight Sun to the Golden Gate or, A Record of a Tour Around the World
  • Author: D. L. [Daniel Long] Miller
  • Format/binding: Full leather
  • Book condition: Used - Very good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Brethren House
  • Place: Mount Morris, IL
  • Date published: 1898
  • Bookseller catalogs: Geography & Travel;
  • Subjects: TRAVEL / Reference;

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