Missionary Story Sketches, Folk-lore from Africa. Alexander Priestley Camphor.

Missionary Story Sketches, Folk-lore from Africa

Cincinnati: Jennings and Graham, 1909.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 346 pp, with 9 plates. Brown cloth with illustration mounted on front board; no dust jacket. Dampstaining to last 10 pages, owner's name on front endpaper; otherwise clean, with minimal external wear. Introduction by Rev. M.C.B. Mason. Camphor, the son of former slaves, went to Africa in 1893 as a missionary for the Methodist Episcopal Church. From 1896-1907, he served as Superintendent of the Methodist schools in Liberia. The sketches and tales in this volume are intended to "reveal something of the African as he is by nature in his native habitat, and what influence the Missionary is exerting upon him in his moral and spiritual awakening."

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