Speer, Robert E. Servants of the King. New York: Young People's Missionary Movement of the United States and Canada, 1909. First Edition. 
Blue cloth, 7 3/4 x 5 inches, viii., 216 clean pp., tight. Very good. Hardcover.
Inspirational biographies of David Livingstone, Henry Benjamin Whipple, William Taylor, Alice Jackson, Guido Fridolin Verbeck, Eleanor Chesnut, Matthew Tyson Yates, Isabella Thoburn, James Robertson, John Coleridge Pateson, and Ion Keith-Falconer.
Robert Elliott Speer (1867-1947), a native of Huntingdon, Pa.; graduate of Princeton College (1889), and studied at the seminary for the next two years. It is said that while at Princeton he was greatly influenced by A. T. Pierson. In 1891 Speer was appointed secretary of the American Presbyterian Mission, making a world tour of mission stations; he became known as an expert in the field. Speer contributed two articles to The Fundamentals. Although firm on many traditional conservative doctrines, he "also embraced a social vision of Christianity [that] placed him closer to [then]-theological liberals that some [then]-conservatives would tolerate." Today he would be seen as a paragon of staunch conservatism.