London, et al.: China Inland Mission, . First edition. 8vo; stapled red wrappers printed in black, 63 pp. Some rubbing and light wear to wrappers, VG overall. Uncommon in commerce with only a dozen and a half copies located in WorldCat.
A compilation of first-hand accounts by missionaries involved in “storming the bastions of Satan in China.” As exemplified by the title, an unabashed militaristic jargon is employed throughout. The booklet is organized into two main sections: I. The Church’s Warfare (“Consolidation and Advance” by E. J. Davis, “Steady Under Fire” by Miss D. Beugler, “Working to a Plan” by H. Owen, “The Rank and File” by C. R. Hillis, “‘Then Cometh the Devil’” by Mrs. H. Owen, and “Our Main Weapon” by P. L. Bromley) and II. Storming Enemy Bastions (“In Tribesland” by Daniel Smith, “On the Tibetan Border” by U. P. Cronheilm, and “Moslem Working in Yunnan” by R. H. Joyce). Also includes, “Munitions of War” by W. H. Webb and “A Missionary Expeditionary Force in Training” by C. J. Glittenberg. Item #06123