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ZIEGENBALG, BARTHOLOMÄUS & HEINRICH PLUTSHAU. - Propagation of the gospel in the East: being an account of the success of two Danish missionaries, lately sent to the East Indies, for the conversion of the heatherns in Malabar. In several letters to their correspondents in Europe. Rendered into Englisg from the High-Dutch. Second edition.

Title: Propagation of the gospel in the East: being an account of the success of two Danish missionaries, lately sent to the East Indies, for the conversion of the heatherns in Malabar. In several letters to their correspondents in Europe. Rendered into Englisg from the High-Dutch. Second edition.
Description: London, J. Downing, 1711.Sm.8vo. 3 parts in 1 volume. Contemporary polished calf, gilt fillets on sides, spine richly gilt. (16),XXXII,78; VIII,60; 4;(2) pp.First edition published in 1709-1710. - The authors of these letters were missionaries sent by king Frederick IV of Denmark in 1705 to found a mission station in Malabar. The first letter was written from Cape of Good Hope. Contains a narrative of the voyage to the coast of Coromandel, their settlement at Tranquebar, the divinity and philosophy of the Malabarians, their language and manners, a journey from Tranquebar to Madras, the management of the schools and a proposal for printing the New-Testament in Portuguese, in order to be dispers'd among the natives at Malabar, and in other parts in the East-Indies. The two young Pietist preachers pioneered the Lutheran mission in Tranquebar, a small Danish colony on the south-east coast of India. - A very fine copy.SAB IV, p.850; Cox I, p.281; Howgego Z13.

Keywords: Asia India

Price: EUR 1402.50 = appr. US$ 1524.30 Seller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 36238