Lot 382: Bentley's Pioneering on the Congo

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Lot 382: Author: Bentley, W. Holman; Title: Pioneering on the Congo; Place Published: [Oxford]; Publisher: The Religious Tract Society; Date Published: 1900; Description: Two volumes. 478 + [1]; 448 pp. Numerous illustrations from sketches, photographs, and materials, one folding color map. (8vo) original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. First Edition.Written by a Baptist missionary, this text covers Congo's history, slavery, and religion, as well as the inception and establishment of the mission, explorations, and other topics. A scarce two-volume set by the author of The Dictionary and Grammar of the Kongo Language. Condition: Some wear to bindings, especially the spines; hinges tender or beginning to crack; map mostly detached (scale and legend still attached) and torn along one fold; beginning and end of volumes have some foxing, but most pages are only slightly darkened; very good or better. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $300-500
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