London: 1828-1834. A sammelband of Missionary related papers, a variety of titles issued between 1828 to 1834, including a significant series on missions in New Zealand. The titles vary and include "Quarterly Papers for the Use of the Weekly and Monthly Contributors to the Baptist Missionary Society", "Papers Relative to the Wesleyan Missions And to the State of Heathen Countries" , "Missionary Papers for the Use of the Weekly and Monthly Contributors to the Church Missionary Society", and it's follow-on, "Church Missionary Paper for the Use of Weekly and Monthly Contributors."
There are five articles on New Zealand. The March 1827 issue begins with- "The Subscribers to our Missions have felt a special interest in that to New Zealand. The savage character of the inhabitants on the one hand, and their intellectual capabilities on the other, have at once pointed out New Zealand as a place where the gospel might achieve a splendid triumph over vice and barbarism, and bring into the Christian Church a race of men, likely to distinguish themselves, when once they had received the grace of God in truth..." It goes on with a summary by Mr. White. Papers Relative to the Wesleyan Mission... No. XXVII, March 1827, frontis of "Wesley-Dale' The Wesleyan Mission Station at Wangaroa, New Zealand , 3 pp text.
The following four mentions include -Missionary Papers for the Use of the Weekly and Monthly Contributors to the Church Missionary Society, No. LIX, Michaelmas 1830, 4pp, frontis of "Church-Missionary Settlement at Kiddeekiddee, New Zealand; Ibid., No. LXVI, Midsummer 1832, 4pp, frontispiece "Church Missionary Settlement of Rangihoua, New Zealand; Church Missionary Paper for the Use of Weekly and Monthly Contributors, No. LXX, Midsummer 1833, article with illustration "Perforated Rock, in New Zealand; Ibid., No. LXXIII, Lady-Day 1834, article on New Zealand with "Portrait of Edward Parry, a Baptized New-Zealand Youth" .
Other significant content on India and Ceylon, and lesser content on Jamaica, Burma, West Africa, Jerusalem, etc. The book begins with a full page plate and 2pp description of "The Sailor's Home; or, Brunswick Maritime Establishment" at the London Docks.
Early brown papered boards with cloth spine (no title), somewhat marked, corners rubbed, spine slt. sunned. A very little scattered foxing o/w very good. Item #23710