WHEELER, Crosby Howard. Ten Years on the Euphrates; or, Primitive Missionary Policy Illustrated. Boston, American Tract Society, [c. 1878].
Small 8vo. Original brick-red cloth, spine ornamented and lettered in gilt, boards ornamented in blind; pp. xx, -330, folding map and four plates, light spotting internally; withdrawn from New Salem Public Library.
Later reprint (first 1868) of this fascinating missionary report of experience and activity at the Harput mission station, located in the Taurus mountains. Harput was in the 19th century largely populated by Armenians; it is now part of the Eastern Anatolian province of Elazig. The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions had missionary outposts all over the world, the Western Asian branch was acive in Northern Iraq and Anatolia, and the book deals with these regions, ethnic harmony and conflict, Yezidi people, Armenians, Kurds, Arabs and Turks. The first edition had two maps and no plates. The present edition is much rarer than the first.