Book Description

Compiled from original documents by James Montgomery. First edition. 2 vols. Frederick Westley and A.H. Davis, Booksellers to the London Missionary Society. London. 1831. 8vo. xxiv, 566pp, tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece, 6 further engraved plates; viii, 568pp, tissue guarded engraved frontispiece, 6 further engraved plates. Later half calf, marbled boards. Spines in five compartments with gilt double rules. Original leather labels relaid to spines. All edges and endpapers marbled. Title page to Vol. I slightly chipped to base. A few short closed marginal tears. Closed tear to tissue guard opp. p515. Occasional spotting. A handsome set. "In 1821 Tyerman and George Bennet of Sheffield were appointed by the London Missionary Society to visit their southern stations. They sailed from London on 2 May in the whaler Tuscan, and, proceeding round Cape Horn, visited Tahiti, the Leeward and Sandwich Islands, and other mission stations in the South Seas. In 1824 they visited New South Wales, and on the way narrowly escaped from Maori in New Zealand. From Sydney, in September 1824, they sailed through the Torres Straits to Java, and thence to Singapore, Canton, and Calcutta. At Serampore, on 3 May 1826, they met the venerable William Carey, who received them with much kindness. After visiting Benares, they sailed to Madras, and thence to Goa. From India they voyaged in 1827 to Mauritius and Madagascar, where the missions were firmly established under King Radama. On 30 July 1828 Tyerman, whose health had given way under the climate of southern India, died at Antananarivo." ODNB Bagnall 5667. Cordier 2112. Ferguson 1487. Hocken p. 49. Hunnewell pp. 69-70.
Author Tyerman, Daniel & Bennet, George
Date 1831
Binding Half calf, marbled boards.
Publisher Frederick Westley and A.H. Davis, Booksellers to the London Missionary Society. London
Pages xxiv, 566; viii, 568pp

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