# 27241

KEYSSER, Christian (1877-1961)

[NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Ankunft und Anfangseindrücke in Neu-Guinea.

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[=Arrival in and first impressions of New Guinea]. Palmer, Iowa : Missions-Hilfsverein, 1923. Series: Die offene Tür in Neu-Guinea, Nummer 2. Octavo (222 x 147 mm), publisher’s pictorial wrappers (chipped at top corner) with original owner’s name Bodensieck to front, stapled; pp 16, with several full-page photographic illustrations, lower wrapper with map; text in German, in Fraktur; a near fine copy.

Written by German Lutheran missionary Christian Keysser, a member of the Neuendettelsau Mission and brother-in-law of South Australian missionary Carl Strehlow, this rare pamphlet was printed by the Lutherans in Iowa with the aim of encouraging more American Lutherans to join the missions already established in former German New Guinea – particularly in the Markham Valley and Huon Gulf regions. The cover illustration shows Keysser greeting the first American missionary sisters to arrive.

Trove locates only one copy (NLA).