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 (slight cover spotting; no d.j., if issued?). ** Detailed guide to preparing and presenting Missionary Society exhibitions for western audiences--how to display and describe the artifacts and living conditions of the non-western or "heathen" world. These installations aimed to "awaken inquiry about, and enkindle interest in, the spiritual condition of millions of peoples who have never yet . . . been evangelized by the Church of Christ." Advice on how to set up the various display "courts"--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].