SIBREE, James. The Great African Island. Chapters on Madagascar. A Popular Account of Recent Researches in the Physical Geography, Geology, and Exploration of the Country, and its Natural History and Botany; and in the Origin and Divisions, Customs and Language, Superstitions, Folk-Lore, and Religious Beliefs and Practices of the Different Tribes. Together with Illustrations of Scripture and Early Church History from Native Statists and Missionary Experience. With physical and ethnographical sketch-maps and four illustrations. London: TrÅbner & Co., 1880 8vo. xii,372pp. 4 illustrations, 2 folding maps, (1 coloured), index.
James Sibree (1836 – 1929) was an English naturalist and LMS missionary who spent most of his working life in Madagascar starting in 1870 until he retired in 1916. Head and tail of spine slightly frayed, inner hinges weak, slightly shaken, a nice copy in the publisher’s dark green cloth with the gilt lettered spine and decoration to upper board.