The Story Of Commander Allen Gardiner, R.N., With Sketches Of Missionary Work In South America
London: James Nisbet & Co Ltd, 1874. Original green cloth, with gilt anchor decoration to front board. Gilt title and embellishments to spine. Engraved frontis portrait, with tissue paper protection. Complete with 1 folding colour map of South America and 3 other full page colour map. 172 pp. plus 4pp. publisher's list - 175 x 120 mm (7 x 4¾ inches). Allen Francis Gardiner (1794–1851) was a British Royal Navy officer and missionary to Patagonia. His missions were strongly opposed by Roman Catholics in the region, as they were the predominant Christian group. An islet in the Chilean group of islands remains named after Gardiner.
Condition: Only minor bumping to edges. Light spotting to first and last few pages. Tissue paper foxed. The fold-out map has one, very small, closed tear near to hinge. All maps - including folding - in very good / fine condition.