THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW IN THE MPONGWE LANGUAGE.

Gaboon [sic], West Africa: Press of the A.B.C.F.M., 1850. 126pp. Small octavo. Contemporary half cloth and marbled boards. Spine ends worn, splitting along spine, boards a bit rubbed. Ex-Library of Congress (duplicate) with bookplate on front pastedown, small perforated stamp on titlepage, and ink stamp on verso of titlepage; additional ink stamp on front pastedown, additional bookplate on rear pastedown. Text is quite clean. Good. Item #WRCAM45246

What is asserted to be the first translation into Mpongwe of any part of the Bible, made by the A.B.C.F.M. missionaries. Mpongwe was spoken along the Gabun and Ogowe Rivers in French Equatorial Africa. DARLOW & MOULE 6878. NORTH 736.

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Early West African Imprint