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CRANTZ, David. The History of Greenland : Containing a Description of the Country, and Its Inhabitants : and particularly, A Relation of the Mission, carried on for above these Thirty Years by the Unitas Fratrum, at New Herrnhuth and Lichtenfels, in that Country. Translated from the High-Dutch, and illustrated with Maps and other Copper-plates. In Two Volumes. London : Printed for the Brethren's Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel among theHeathen : And sold by J. Dodsley, in Pall-mall; T. Becket and P.A. de Hond t; and T. Cadell, Successor to A. Millar, in the Strand; W. Sandby, in Fleet-street; S. Bladon, in Pater-noster-row; E. and C. Dilly, in the Poultry; and at all the Brethren's Chapels. MDCCLXVII. . First English Edition. Pp (6),[i]-lix,(1),-405,(1),+ 2 fldg.maps + 5 fldg.plates; (4),-497,(1),+ 2 fldg.plates. 8vo, recently rebound in full brown calf, red moroccolabels to spine, new endpapers. Arctic Bibliography 3471. See O'Dea 179.N autical interest throughout. Several kayak plates. "Contains a description of the geography, ice and weather conditions, minerals, sea and land vegetation, mammals, birds and fishes; the Eskimos, their customs, habits, religious beliefs, etc.; health conditions and mentality; language; the Norse colonies; Christianity in Greenland; the origin of the Eskimos; past history; the trade; difficulties of the mission in its early days; establishment of the first Herrnhut or Moravian mission in Greenland, 1733; smallpox epidemic; lack of supplies; famine; gradual success; the first 30 years of missionary work by the German Moravians at New Herrnhut and Lichtenfels." -A.B. Previous owner's name to front blank and title-page of both volumes, some foxing throughout (generally light), some off-setting, and some browning of text, else a very tidy and solid copy. the set for 3,000.00
Title: History of Greenland : Containing a Description of the Country, and Its Inhabitants : and particularly, A Relation of the Mission, carried on for above these Thirty Years by the Unitas Fratrum, at New Herrnhuth and Lichtenfels, in that Country. 2 vols.
Publisher: Brethren's Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel among the Heathen, London, 1767,:
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