Héli Chatelain (editor) - Folk-Tales of Angola; with 2 foldable maps - 1894

Héli Chatelain (editor) - Folk-Tales of Angola; with 2 foldable maps - 1894
Cartography, History, Literature - Quantity: 1

Original red cloth binding - ix, (ii), 315 pp. + 2 folding maps - 25 × 16 cm.

Condition: Fair to good. Ex-Taylor University with gift inscription. The binding is discoloured, the endpapers in the front and back are torn on the seams. The first map is restored on the back with acid-free tape. See pictures.
Otherwise good, odourless.

‘Heli Chatelain (Murten, 29 April 1859 - Lausanne, 22 July 1908) was a Swiss Protestant linguist and missionary. He worked with the rural population in Angola, where he set up a mission and in particular combated slavery that still devastated the country in the nineteenth century (...) Made aware by the stories of explorer and evangelist David Livingstone, as well as the anti-slavery action of American President Abraham Lincoln, Chatelain struggled to combat the slavery that is still present in Angola in the late 19th century.’

Contents (summary) of this book:
Preface, Contents page: fifty tales with Ki-Mbundu text literal English translation, Notes, Appendix-music, Index, Map of Angola - distric of Loanda (34 × 20 cm), Map of the Portugese Province of Angola (26 × 38 cm)

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Lot details
Number of Books
Cartography, History, Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Héli Chatelain (editor)
Book Title
Folk-Tales of Angola; with 2 foldable maps
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition
Bilingual, English
Original language
Houghton Mifflin
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