"First Edition, 3,000, April 6, 1897. Second Edition (revised and enlarged), 2,000, March 6, 1899. Third Edition, 5,000, November, 1902. Fourth Edition, 2,000, February 1905. Fifth Edition, 5,000, May 1909". -- verso of t.-p.
OTCH copy includes foldout colour map attached to inside back cover.
"This history aims at giving a simple account of how Central Africa has come forward in the last fifty years to make her offering in the Temple of the Most High. Fifty years have passed since, at the call, first of Livingstone and then of Bishops Gray, Wilberforce, and others, the net was cast in African waters by heroic hands". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface dated Octave of All Saints 1908 / A.E.M. Anderson-Morshead -- Table of Contents -- [Table of] Illustrations -- Chronological Table -- The Call to the Work -- The Shire Highlands -- War, Famine, and Pestilence -- New Ground, 1863-70 -- A Fellow-worker -- The Church in the Slave Market -- Daily Work in the Island and on the Mainland -- On the Edge of the Wilderness -- Lake Nyasa -- Last Days of Bishop Steere -- The Mission on the Lake -- Christian Villages in the Rovuma -- Magila in the Bonde Country -- The Usambara Group of Missions -- Ten Years in Zanzibar -- Two Chief Pastors -- The Mission on Lake Nyasa and River Shire -- War and Peace at the Mainland Stations -- Half a Century of Work: The Last Decade -- Slavery -- Appendices -- Appendix I: Constitutional History -- Appendix II: Home Organization -- Appendix III: The African Ministry -- Appendix IV: Synodical Action -- Appendix V: English Members of the Mission -- Index.