Travels in South Africa Undertaken at the Request of the Missionary Society. John Campbell.

Travels in South Africa Undertaken at the Request of the Missionary Society

Andover, MA: Flagg and Gould, 1816.

First American Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo, pp. 398; 7 plates, folding map; contemporary calf with red spine label. Boards rubbed/scuffed, map has damage (tape repairs and some loss). Otherwise very good, with sound binding and minimal foxing. In 1812, the London Missionary Society sent Campbell to South Africa to restore good relations between the missionaries and the governor, Sir John Cradock (at which he was successful), and to survey the work of the Society. He covered over 5000 kilometers by ox-wagon, traveling where few Europeans had gone before (DNB). Mendelssohn I, 254.

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