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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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New York, 1837. 525pp. plus folding map. Titlepage vignette. Illus. Original cloth. Cloth soiled, some foxing, several signatures starting, else good. The first American edition. "A non- conformist missionary, Williams was sent by the London Missionary Society to the Society Islands in 1816. He traveled about the islands, converting the native populace to Christianity...He made his headquarters at Raiatea, but also visited the Cook Islands and discovered Rarotonga, where he sojourned for a considerable time...After his return to Raiatea, he set forth on the other voyages to Samoa, Tonga, and the neighboring islands...[Later he] sailed to the New Hebrides; while visiting the island of Erromanga, he was murdered by cannibals on November 20, 1839...these insights into missionary and native life are very important to a complete understanding of Pacific history" - Hill. HILL 1875.

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Title
A NARRATIVE OF MISSIONARY ENTERPRISES IN THE SOUTH SEA ISLANDS..
Author
Williams, John
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1837
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Since 1975, William Reese Company has served a large international clientele of collectors and private and public institutions in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts and in collection development.

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