Kirken i Urskoven 1911 by Marx Jantzen ~ Danish Novel of Uganda Church Mission ~ East Africa


Title: Kirken i Urskoven: En Fortaelling
Author: Marx Jantzen

Description: Original green cloth boards decoratively stamped: gilt lettering and design on spine; pictorial on front cover of black panthers on either side of a mounted cross with palm trees in the background, stamped in black, gilt, and dark green. Bottom fore-corners bumped, else fine. Text block edges marbled. Decorative endpapers. Interior is clean and unmarked. Foreword by Bjert Praestegaard. 196 pages. 17.2 x 13 cm. Scarce. One copy noted on OCLC (Danish Royal Library).  

Kirken i Urskoven [The Church in the Primeval Forest] is a novel, based on the author's experiences in Uganda, depicting his travel impressions and studies of the conditions there. In addition to being an exciting story, it contains excellent descriptions of nature and gives a great deal of interesting information about the country and the traditions and customs of the people. But what gives the book value most of all is that the novel takes the form of a tribute to the Mission. The main character in it is an English priest who is portrayed as a highly sympathetic figure.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Kirkelig forening for den Indre Mission i Danmark (Thor Pontoppidan, Siloam V.)
Place: Kobenhavn
Year: 1911

Language: Danish

Keywords: Uganda, East Africa, Africa, missions, missionaries, Danish, Dansk,

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