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History of Madagascar : comprising also the progress of the Christian mission established in 1818, and an authentic account of the recent martyrdom of Rafaravavy; and of the persecution of the native Christians / compiled chiefly from original documents, by William Ellis ; in two volumes

Ellis, William 1794-1872
Freeman, J. J (Joseph John) 1794-1851
former owner
Cork Mutual Improvement Association Library DSI
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI
Hova rule, 1810-1885
Electronic resources
Physical Description
2 v., [13] leaves of plates (3 folded) : ports. (1 col.), ill., map, plan, chart ; 24 cm
Call number
DT469.M26 E4 1838
Copies have variant titles: "... and an authentic account of the recent martyrdom, and of the persecution of the native Christians"--Cf. Mendelssohn.
Introduction signed and dated 1838.
"Appendix. General observations on the Malagasy language; outline of grammar, and illustrations. By the Rev. J.J. Freeman": vol. I, p. 491-517.
Publisher's advertisements on last leaf of v.1.
Mendelssohn, S. South African bib., v. 2, p. 184
Also available online.
SCNHRB copy (v.1 39088012040069; v.2: 39088012040101) has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries. The Russell E. Train Africana Collection.
SCNHRB copy has bookplate: Cork Mutual Improvement Association Library.
SCNHRB copy bound in original brown publisher's cloth binding, blind-stamped on covers, gilt lettering on spine.
Data Source
Smithsonian Libraries