Between the Desert and the Sea
Between the Desert and the Sea

[TROTTER, Isabella Lilias]. Between the Desert and the Sea.

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[TROTTER, Isabella Lilias]. Between the Desert and the Sea. London and Edinburgh, Marshall, Morgan and Scott, in Association with Algiers Mission Band in Croydon, [1929].

4to. Publisher's original cloth, lettered in gilt; pp. 63; 16 colour plates; light offsetting from endpapers.
Sole edition. The author's impressions of Algiers, illustrated with charming plates. Isabella Lilias Trotter (1853-1928) was an artist, befriended with Ruskin, and Protestant missionary in Algeria, trying to understand Muslim Algerian ways of life and intellectual concepts in order to spread Christianity. In 2015, Oxvision Films released a feature-length documentary, Many Beautiful Things: The Life and Vision of Lilias Trotter.
'Isabella Lilias Trotter (1853-1928) was a noted watercolour artist, who having attended several of the Keswick Conventions, became a missionary in North Africa. She was one of the founder members of the Algier Mission Band, which, as the Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions notes, “…became part of the North Africa Mission, which continues to the present day, now as Arab World Ministries.” [p.680] This present volume contains 16 stunning pages of watercolours' ( - The present copy has a hand-written presentation slip tipped onto front fly-leaf. This is by my Aunt, Mother's sister, signed by Sibyl Egerton in 1931.
OCLC locates copies only at SOAS, in the NLS, BL, at Cambridge and Oxford.