Date Published: 1818 to 1954
Binding: No binding & hard cover
GREENLAND EARLY MISSIONARY WORK
Greenland missionary work collection contains 4 items dating from 1818 to 1954 specifically 3 books and one ALS letter.
3 Books (1 ALS letter with one book)
• James Montgomery. Greenland, and Other Poems. London: Printed by Strahan and Spottiswoode for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819. First edition. [8 adverts], xii, 250,  pp.; author’s autograph and obituary notice affixed to the half title. Original paper boards, spine ends chipped, front hinge weak; good condition otherwise. Signed by Anne Vernon on the title page.
Includes an ALS addressed My dear Sir, sent from 13 Pembroke Place, Liverpool, [circa 1834?], in which Mongomery says that he has accepted an invitation to occupy for a few weeks Mr. Almond’s Episcopal church at Glasgow and that he will spend the winter in Dublin.
The major part of Montgomery’s book is a poem in five cantos of heroic couplets related to the history of the Moravian church in Greenland and the first voyage to the region in 1733. He has also written a preface and appendix to this poem. James Montgomery was a Scottish-born hymn writer, poet and editor concerned with humanitarian causes, was the son of a pastor and missionary of the Moravian Brethren. • Hans Egede. A Description of Greenland. London: T. and J. Allman, 1818. A new 2nd edition with an historical introduction and a life of the author. Illustrated with a Map of Greenland, and numerous engravings on wood. Near fine. 225,  pp. With  pp. publisher's catalogue at the rear. Marbled board covers with black cloth spine lightly scuffed. Engraved fold-out map is intact. Numerous wood engravings throughout. Marbled endpapers are clean and unmarked. An occasional smudge throughout text but otherwise, clean and unmarked. Sabin 22029.
This is one of the first definitive volumes about Greenland. Hans Egede was a Dano-Norwegian Lutheran missionary who who launched mission efforts to Greenland and worked extensively with the Inuit in Greenland.
• Louis Bobé. Hans Egede: Colonizer and Missionary of Greenland. Copenhagen, Denmark: Rosenkilde and Bagger, 1952. Paper covers, near fine. First Edition. 204 pp. English text. With 44 figures in the text, a colour map in pocket at rear, and 2 coloured prints. Many uncut pages. Surface and edgewear to covers and spine. Internally clean and unmarked.
Collection is on consignment with LDRB.