Merriman, Archdeacon [Nathaniel James]. The Kafir, the Hottentot, and the Frontier Farmer. Passages of Missionary Life from the Journals of the Venerable Archdeacon Merriman.
Publisher: George Bell, London;
Date of Publication: 1853
Stock Code: 4110
FIRST EDITION. 12 mo. 200 pp. 16 pp., publisher's catalogue to rear. 6 plates with tissue guards, of which 3 in colour including frontispiece of "Krelli his wife and counsellor"; hand-coloured fold-out map. Publisher's salmon pink cloth with blind foliate border to boards, and gilt titles to spine and upper board. Edges sprinkled red; canary yellow endpapers. Cover cloth sunned particularly to spine; rear board lightly soiled with small black stain at joint. Edges a little rubbed; minor bump to edge of upper board. Scattered light foxing mainly to prelims otherwise a clean bright copy; no annotation or inscriptions. Autobiographical account of the life and travels of a missionary cleric in South Africa in the mid nineteenth century, with much lively descriptive detail of the country and its inhabitants. Merriman (1809-82) eventually became Bishop of Grahamstown and was defeated in a series of court cases regarding the status of the Church of Southern Africa versus the Church of England over the appiontment of bishops. Scarce.
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