Brown's abridged Journal containing a brief Account of the Life, Trials and Travels of Geo. S. Brown, six Years a Missionary in Liberia, West Africa
Author: Brown, Geo. S. Year: 1849 Edition: First edition Publisher: Troy; Press of Prescott & Wilson Category: Africa West Price: € 650.-
Modern half calf over cloth, 8vo., pp. iv, 5-328, 330-353, 353-392. The spine divided in six compartments by five raised bands with gilt titles in the second compartment. New endpapers plus two (original) preliminary and trailing blanks. Occasionally some minor foxing, but generally a clean copy. The pages 329-352 misnumbered 330-353.
Brown was born on July 25, 1801 on Newport Island, Rhode Island and died on April 23, 1886. He attended Cazenovia Seminary and once he completed his theological education he sailed to Liberia in 1836, where he served as a missionary for six years.
Of the many 19th century missionary travelers in Africa who published books about their experiences in that continent this is one of the rarest with no auction records since 1975. George S. Brown is one of the very few black missionaries who published a book about his work there.