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A narrative of missionary enterprises in the South sea islands.

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A narrative of missionary enterprises in the South sea islands.

by WILLIAMS, John

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1837 1ed Missionary Narrative Williams TAHITI Pacific Islands MAP Polynesia

John Williams was a 19th-century English missionary to Polynesia who, in addition to his missionary journeys, is best-remembered for his narrative of those expeditions. First published in 1837,'A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises' describes Williams' 20 years of ministry in the South Pacific on the islands of Tahiti, Cook Islands, Samoa, and Society Islands. Williams' life ended in 1839 on Erromango, the New Hebrides, where he was killed and eaten by cannibals.

This 1837 first edition of Williams' 'Narrative' includes impressive illustrations and a double page map! It also features a hand-colored engraved image of Te po a Chief of Rarotonga.

Item number: #13715

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WILLIAMS, John

A narrative of missionary enterprises in the South sea islands.

London : John Snow, 1837. First edition.


Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages

o xviii, 506

o 28 engravings

· References: Hill 1874

· Language: English

· Binding: Leather; tight & secure

· Size: ~8.75in X 5.75in (22cm x 14.5cm)

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
13715
Title
A narrative of missionary enterprises in the South sea islands.
Author
WILLIAMS, John
Format/binding
Leather; tight & secure
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
John Snow
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1837
Keywords
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