West, Maria A. The Romance of Missions or Inside Views of Life and Labor, in the Land of Ararat; With an Introduction by Mrs. Charles, author of "The Schönberg-Cotta Chronicles" New York: Anson D. F. Randolph & Company, 1875. First Edition.
Publisher's green cloth decorated in blind & gilt, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, light wear to the corners, (xv.), 710 clean pp., tight, publisher's adverts. Very good. Hardcover. 
A personal account of missionary work among Armenians by an American missionary with the A. B. C. F. M., with descriptions of the lives and Christian integrity of Armenian converts. Chapters include Bardezag, Adabazar, Nicomedia, Constantinople, Hasskeuy, The Training-School, Regions Beyond, Harpoot, Eden, Diarbekir, Sowing and Reaping in Armenia.
Miss Maria A. West, b. Palmyra, NY; d. London, 1894. She sailed from Boston December 22, 1852 under the auspices of the ABCFM, arrived at Smyrna January 21, 1853; began missionary work later that same month at Constantinople. In 1879 she retired from service with the ABCFM and entered "an independent work in Constantinople supported by friends in England." - Amerikan Bord Heyeti (American Board), Istanbul, "Personnel records for Maria A. West," American Research Institute in Turkey, Istanbul Center Library, online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #15798.