The History of the Melanesian Mission

London, Isbister, 1900.

Octavo, xxviii, 372 pages plus 8 plates and a small folding map.

Cloth very slightly rubbed and marked; spine lightly sunned; leading edges of the rear endpaper slightly chipped (due to excess glue in the production process); uncut edges of the leaves occasionally chipped where opened carelessly; overall an excellent copy.

With the ownership signature of Thomas Thornton Reed, sometime Anglican Archbishop of Adelaide; loosely inserted is a four-page leaflet (dated May 1900) appealing for funds for a new mission ship, and a Melanesian Mission stamp (depicting 'Reef Islanders'). The latter is unpriced, so presumably it is not a postage stamp.

Item #75781

Price (AUD): $165.00

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