London: Frank Cass, 1971.
First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #15190
UNDERLINING, owner's signature, otherwise light wear; Dust Jacket 1/4" spine tail edge tear, chipping to spine head, rubbed, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; "Between 1877 and 1888 Edward Coode Hore represented the London Missionary Society at Lake Tanganyika. A professional sailor, Hore aimed to operate the vessels essential for communication among a proposed ring of mission stations around the lake. Hoever, few of the clerics sent out from London could or would remain long in the interior due to fever, Moslem power and hostility centered at Ujiji, isolation and boredom, and almost immediately Hore became the spokesman and architect of the mssion. His accomplishments were secular rather than religious; he completed the unfinished work of Burton, Stanley and Carmon by charting the circumference of the shoreline; he verified Cameron's supposition that the Lukuga River flowing west drained Lake Tanganyika; he established friendly relations with many neighboring tribes as well as with the Catholic White Fathers' mission in Ruanda and the African International Association station at Karema, and acted as guide and host to such explorers as Joseph Thomson and the Abbe Debaize." ; Missionary Researches and Travels; Ex-Library; Vol. 21; 193 pages.