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MacKay, George Leslie ( Geo. L. ), Edited By Reverend J A MacDonald Listings

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1 MacKay, George Leslie ( Geo. L. ), Edited By Reverend J A MacDonald

From Far Formosa: The Island, Its People and Missions, with Portraits, Illustrations and Maps, by George Leslie MacDonald, 23 Years a Missionary in Formosa ( Taiwan )( Presbyterian Church History )

Taipei: Taipei: SMC Publishing, 1998 (reprints in Facsimile the Fleming H Revell, 1896 ), 3rd Edition, 1st Printing
1998 9576380723 / 9789576380723
First Printing
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Very Good+ (see description) Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket but there is some splashes of spray paint along one side and at the edge of the spine so I am calling this Very Good+, still a very attractive copy, , 346 pages, b&w photos, fold-out maps are present, ink name and address on front blank endpaper, a very nice re-issue of the 19th century work, all contents in English, ---contents include: INTRODUCTORY: Early Years of the Author; At Princeton and Edinburgh; Toronto to Tamsui; First View of Formosa ---The ISLAND: geography and History; Geology; Trees, plants and Flowers; Animal Life; Ethnology in Outline ---AMONG the CHINESE: The People; Government and Justice; industrial and Social Life; Religious Life; Beginnings of Mission Work; First Native Preacher and His Church; Establishing Churches; How Bang-Kah Was Taken; Touring in the North; The Waiting Isles; Coming of the French ---The CONQUERED ABORIGINES: Pe-Po-Hoan Characteristics; Rice Farming; Mission Work; Trip Down the east Coast; A Sek-Hoan Mission; Life Among the Lam-Si-Hoan ---The MOUNTAIN SAVAGES: Life and Customs; With the Head Hunters ---AT HEADQUARTERS: Sketch of Tamsui; Training a Native Ministry; Oxford College; Native Workers for Native Women; Medical work and the Hospital; Foreigners and the Mission; With the English Presbyterians; Retrospect and Prospect ---Index, ----sent to mainland China in 1871 by the Canadian Presbyterian Church but settled in Tamsui, Formosa --- natives destroyed several of his churches but his knowledge of endeared him to the native Taiwanese ---called "the blackbearded barbarian," he built a hospital, a school and established Oxford College, as well as 60 missions in 20 years, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

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