1899. Item #A5830
Fison, Charles F., and Hubert G. Malaher, eds. A Manual for Stewards at Missionary Loan Exhibitions. London: Church Missionary Society 1899. 136p, many photos and line ills. Very good hardcover (no d.j., if issued?). ** Detailed guide to the display and description of artifacts and living arrangements of the non-western or "heathen" world in missionary society exhibitions. These installations aimed to "awaken inquiry about, and enkindle interest in, the spiritual condition of millions of peoples who have never yet, in all these centuries, been evangelized by the Church of Christ." Divided into West Africa, East Africa, Mohammedan Lands (Palestine, Egypt, and Persia), India (with Ceylon and Burmah), China, Japan, North-West Canada, and sometimes New Zealand and Australasia. With a cautionary chapter, "The Necessity of Special Wisdom in Dealing with the Young." Very scarce. Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate. [Expositions, Ethnography].