Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakiston, 1859.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. xv, 256 pp, with frontis portrait of Mrs. Hoffman. Recently rebound in black buckram. Mercantile library stamps on frontis and title page, as well as the margin of three text pages. Otherwise quite clean. Virginia Hale Hoffman was born in Glastonbury, CT in 1832. She married In 1850, she went to Liberia with her husband, Reverend Cadwalader Colden Hoffman, who was a member of the Episcopal mission. In Cavalla, Liberia, she learned the local language (Grebo) and supported the mission by teaching and working among the flock. She died of a pulmonary ailment in 1856, and here she is described as "worthy to be added to the catalogue of these martyrs for Christ [who include women such as Harriet Newell and Anne Hazeltine Judson] and the cause of the world's conversion."