6084. A Sermon over Rev. samuel Dyer 1843.

PRINTER'S COPY. STRONACH, JOHN, (DYER, MARIA TARN). ... A Sermon, occasioned by the death of the rev. Samuel Dyer, missionary to the Chinese. (which took place at Macao 24th. October 1843;) preached in the new mission chapel Singapore. November 9, 1843... With a sketch of Mr. Dyer's life and character by his widow. Singapore (printed at the Mission Press) 1843.

8:o (c. 200x125 mm.). (3), 4-35, (1 blank) pp.
Stitched as issued, marbled wrappers, worn, defective spine. First endpaper torn in upper part. Some pages reinforced in upper margin. Pencil corrections and addenda in text, long notation on inside of upper cover and first endpaper.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1764. Presumably the printer's copy for a reprint of the sermon, with many alterations to text and deletions.
Samuel Dyer (1804-1843), a missionary of the London Missionary Society, reached Penang in 1827, where he devoted a good deal of his time to the cutting and perfecting of Chinese metal types. In 1835 he relocated to Malacca (Melaka) and later to Singapore, devoting himself to the printing office and to type-founding.

From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).