Jungle Pioneering in Gondland

McMILLAN, A. W. Jungle Pioneering in Gondland.

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McMILLAN, A. W. Jungle Pioneering in Gondland. London, Morgan & Scott, 1906.

Snall 8vo. Original green cloth, illustrated and lettered in white; pp. viii, 85, [3, advertisements], map and plates after photographs; light discolouration to cloth, a little offsetting from frontispiece and endpapers, previous bookdealer's pencil annotations to endpapers, ownership inscription to front fly-leaf. a good copy.
First edition of a very rare narrative of missionary life among two ethnic groups in one of the more remote parts of India, Balaghat (Madhya Pradesh), populated by semi-nomadic Gonds and Baigas. McMillan was very fond of the indigenous population, their religion and way of life and travelled widely. Of course on the way a tiger was hunted down. In the chapter titled Unclaimed Wealth the author hints at the discovery of rich mineral deposits in the province.