Antiquarian later Victorian-era (1890) first-edition, hardcover book Mackay of Uganda: Pioneer Missionary of the Church Missionary Society to Uganda. Published, bound London, England by Hodder and Stoughton.
COMPLETE AT 488 PAGES | NO dust jacket.
About the man and the title: Alexander Murdoch Mackay (13 October 1849 – 4 February 1890) was a Scottish Presbyterian missionary to Uganda, known colloquially as Mackay of Uganda. Mackay studied at the Free Church Training School for Teachers in Edinburgh, then at the University of Edinburgh and finally in Berlin where, displaying a great aptitude for mechanics, he spent several years working as a draftsman. In 1876, Mackay became a missionary after hearing from Henry Morton Stanley that Uganda was looking for missionaries and he joined the Church Missionary Society, reaching as far as Zanzibar in 1876 and Uganda in late 1878. Mackay taught various skills to his Ugandan students, including carpentry and farming and was given the honorable title of Muzunguwa Kazi which translates, roughly, to "white man of work. Mackay's work in Uganda came under threat after Kiwewa came into power and MacKay left the country in 1890 passing away 4 days from malaria aged at only 40. This work is published in memorium by Mackay's sister.
Condition of book: In VERY GOOD! antique condition with a strong, sturdy spine and bind with NO! pages separating. Interior pages show MINIMAL! foxing for the age of the book. Book has NO! ripped or torn pages, NO! margine notations and NO! dog-eared corners. All text is clear and legible. Wonderful colorized fold-out map of Uganda at the back of the book is in clear and undamaged condition. Book bears a beautiful inscription with biblical passage on front inside cover dated 1891. Embossed cloth covers and spine are in VERY GOOD! condition and the spine is clear and legible. Covers show light wear and there is light wear to the gold embossing on the spine.
Approximate measurements: 8-1/2" x 5-3/4" | hardcover | 488 pages complete | NO dust jacket.
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