Lisboa: Deposito Das Escrituras, 1936. Small Octavo. Item #027567
234 pages. Inscribed by Edwin W. Smith, the Editorial Superintendent of the British and Foreign Bible Society, to the Rev. Herbert C. Withey who was the major translator into the Kimbundu language: With the Bible Society's thanks for his work on this translation of the Psalms. London, Jan. 18, 1937". Smith was one of the major figures in African anthorpology and missiology, his work:The Ila-Speaking Peoples of Northern Rhodesia in 1920 has remained a classic in African studies. The cover title: Salmos: Jisalamu/Portuguese version of the Psalms, p. 3-101; kiMbundu Luanda version, p. 103-234/The Psalms in Portuguese and Mbundu of Luanada, Angola, Africa.Bound in flexible black leather, upper corner of cover stamped in gilt, black endpapers, all edges gilt. A very nice copy.