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The Morning Star: History of the Children's Missionary Vessel, and of the Marquesan and Micronesian Missions - Jane S. Warren

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The Morning Star: History of the Children's Missionary Vessel, and of the Marquesan and Micronesian Missions - Jane S. Warren American Tract Society, Boston, 1860. Hardcover, 309 pages. Purple textured cloth binding, cover embossed with gilt illustration of the ship and inscription" Surely the Isles shall wait for me." B&w illustrations, maps all intact. Inside frontis bears a Certificate of Stock in the Morning Star. Illustrated Publisher's List in back. Condition: VERY GOOD. Cloth cover faded, some edge wear. Spine faded but intact. Pages show edgewear and some aging, but very little foxing, overall clean and bright. The fascinating story of the voyages of the first of three children's missionary vessels known as The Morning Star. All three vessels were paid for by issuing ten cent shares to the children of America. "She is called the 'Morning Star.' Can you tell why? When that bright star comes up, (t announces to all beholders that the great sun will soon lift up his head above the horizon. So when this beautiful packet shall approach and land the missionary and the word of God on one of the dark isles in that far-off ocean, it will be a sure sign that a new day is about to dawn, and the Sun of Righteousness soon to rise upon them." -Excerpt from the book