American Missions Christian Missionary Work China Hawaii Indians 1840 old bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, Religion, Christianity, Missionary Work, American Indians, China).
History of American Missions to the Heathen, from their Commencement to the Present Time.
Published 1840, Worcester by Spooner & Howland.
726 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout. Likely First Edition.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering & pictorial spine decoration.
A comprehensive and detailed work describing missionary work in all locations including Hawaii, Middle East, India, Asia etc. Extensive commentary on Native American tribal group activity.
Book is physically old, a bit shaken and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, cloth splitting along joints although covers remain well attached, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is moderately to heavily toned, scattered age spotting, still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 9 1/2" H x 6" W.