Crowned in Palm-Land: A Story of African Mission Life; With Illustrations (1874)
Crowned in Palm-Land: A Story of African Mission Life; With Illustrations (1874)
Crowned in Palm-Land: A Story of African Mission Life; With Illustrations (1874)
Crowned in Palm-Land: A Story of African Mission Life; With Illustrations (1874)
Crowned in Palm-Land: A Story of African Mission Life; With Illustrations (1874)
Crowned in Palm-Land: A Story of African Mission Life; With Illustrations (1874)

Crowned in Palm-Land: A Story of African Mission Life; With Illustrations (1874)

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[Nassau, R. H.]. Crowned in Palm-Land: A Story of African Mission Life; With Illustrations. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1874. First Edition. [7506]

Russet publisher's cloth with bright gilt spine titles, front stamped in black, rear in blind, 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches, light wear at the spine ends & corners. Chocolate end papers. Former owner's name & ink stamp on ffep. Fine steel engraving of Mary C. Nassau by John Sartain with facsimile inscription and tissue guard. 390 clean pp., with map & nine additional plates. Very good. Hardcover.

The story of Mary Cloyd (Latta) Nassau (1837-1870), b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; d. Benita, West Africa. She was a missionary at Corsica when she met and married Robert Hamill Nassau. As a school teacher who longed to be a missionary to Africa, she sailed for Africa in August, 1861, appointed by the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions to Corsica. This account of her life & missionary work is drawn from her personal letters and the memories of her husband.

Written by her husband, Robert Hamill Nassau (1835-1921), Presbyterian pioneer missionary in Gabon. He was an ordained minister and medical doctor; his first assignment was on Corsica Island and at Benito on the mainland, in present-day Equatorial Guinea. From 1861 to 1906, he served throughout West Africa, including at Benita; Belambla; Kangwe; Talaguga; Baraka (Libreville); and Batanga.