From the Himalayas to the Equator – Cyrus D. Foss (1899)

S$75.00

From the Himalayas to the Equator – Cyrus D. Foss (1899)

S$75.00

Title: From the Himalayas to the Equator: Letters, Sketches and Addresses, Giving Some Account of a Tour in India and Malaysia

Author: Cyrus D. Foss

Publisher: Eaton & Mains, New York, 1899. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth. Former library book with half-torn library sticker on spine.  A small numerical stamp on dedication page, and small stamp “Chicago” on back endpapers. Otherwise in remarkable condition for its age.

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Description

A Methodist missionary’s travels to India and Southeast Asia between the years 1897 and 1898, where he visits various Christian groups in the region and gives brief descriptions of each location. Most of the book is about India, including Bombay, Madras and the Himalayas, with the rest dedicated to Burma, Malaya (mostly Singapore), and general observations on flora, history and various other matters. One of the few 19th century publications to use the term “Malaysia” instead of “Malaya”.

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Cyrus David Foss (January 17, 1834 – January 29, 1910) was a prominent Methodist bishop in the latter 19th century, primarily serving in New York City and New England.

Later in life, Foss travelled the world extensively for the Methodist Church, and he published an account of his travels as From the Himalayas to the Equator: Letters, Sketches and Addresses, Giving Some Account of a Tour of India and Malaysia. After visiting missions in China he became ill, and did not recover his health.