ELLIS, William

ELLIS, William. 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

London, Fisher, Son, & Co., 1838.

8vo, 2 vols: pp. xv (1), 517, illustrated throughout, with a coloured engraved frontispiece plate representing the local chief and governor Rafalarahy, 2 folding maps, of Madagascar and the city of Antananarivo, and several b/w plates; pp. xi (1), 537, ill., with several b/w plates, including frontispiece of Radama, king of the island. Complete with 24 plates, occasionally lightly spotted and browned, as well as endpapers and a very few initial a final leaves. Quarter calf, marbled paper and text-block edges. A lovely copy of this interesting work by Reverend Ellis, an English missionary active at the Society Islands, Hawaii and Madagascar, where he converted the sovereign and its people to Christianity.