SHAW, Rev. William. A Defence of The Wesleyan Missionaries in Southern Africa: comprising copies of a correspondence with the Rev. John Philip. Graham's Town: Aldum and Harvey, and London: Sold by J. Mason, 1839. 8° (229 x 148mm). Uncut and partly unopened, half calf gilt by Riviere. FIRST EDITION. The on-going sectarian differences, here with the London Missionary Society in relation to the Kaffir war. Balkema p. 95. Mendelssohn II, 310.
Together with 5 other missionary works on Africa:
Rev. John PHILIP. A Letter from the... Superintendent of the missions of the London Society at the Cape of Good Hope to the Society of Inquiry on Missions, in the Theological Seminary, Princeton. Princeton: John Gray, 1833. 8° (213 x 130mm). Disbound. Not in Mendelssohn.
Rev. John W. APPLEYARD. The Kafir Language: comprising A Sketch of its History;... Remarks upon its Nature: and a Grammar. King William's Town: Printed for the Wesleyan Mission Press, 1850. 8° (217 x 140mm). Original ribbed blue cloth, printed paper label, (covers faded, label chipped). Provenance: J.D. Ricards, Bishop, Grahamstown, 1853, his signature on title-page and half-title. FIRST EDITION. Balkema p. 64. Mendelssohn I, 47.
Inncwadi Yombedesho Wokwenziwa Ngemmini Zecawa:... Eqonci [King William's Town]: Printed at the Wesleyan Mission Office, 1851. 8° (214 x 139mm). Errata leaf. Modern quarter calf gilt. First edition. The Sunday and other Church Services in Kaffir.
Rev. Charles ROBERTS. The Zulu-Kafir Language Simplified for Beginners. Moke Coke: Printed at the Wesleyan Mission Press, 1874. 8° (210 x 140mm). Errata slip. Original green cloth, printed paper label, (label chipped). FIRST EDITION. Mendelssohn II, 231.
Rev. John AYLIFF. A Vocabulary of The Kafir Language. London: The Wesleyan Mission-House, 1846. 12° (142 x 90mm). Modern boards. THE AUTHOR'S COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, signed by him on first blank. Mendelssohn I, 58. [and another copy of the First Edition:] 12° (144 x 95mm). Original black half calf gilt, (rubbed). [and another copy of Appleyard, The Kafir Language, First Edition:] 8° (210 x 140mm). Contemporary morocco, (recased, new endpapers). (8)