Print: Baxter CL 91. This print is the frontispiece to the book ‘Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa’ by Robert Moffat and shows the author, friend of the Rev Williams, in the foreground. Moffat was a well known missionary, he was Father in Law to David Livingstone who was at Kuruman as this book was being published. This is a large book of 623 pages and also contains numerous wood engravings by Baxter including the title page.
Size (cm ht x w): 23 cm x 15 cm x 6 deep
State: In book as published by John Snow London
Condition: The print has excellent colours as you would expect when it has spent all its life in the book, It has light toning to page edges and a small water stain. The first few pages including the frontis and title are virtually detached and the front cover although strongly attached is split down the inner hinge. One of the inner gatherings of pages is loose and one page has a 4 cm horizontal rip, apart from this all pages are very clean and tidy. The leather binding with gilt lettering is in very good condition apart from an ink stain on the front cover and still displays very well. A good print in a book with some faults but priced accordingly, an inexpensive copy of what can be an expensive book.
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