New Testament in Malagasy
Ny Teny N'Andriamanitra, atao hoe, Tesitamenta ny Jesosy Kraisty
tompo 'ntsikia, sady mpamonjy no mpanavotra. London British Sy Ny Foreign Bible Society 
8vo (18 x 11.5 cm), pp.[iv], 377, . Contemporary speckled calf, neatly re-backed, re-cornered and re-cased. A very good copy.
Darlow & Moule 6460
In March 1835 Christianity was proscribed in Madagascar by royal edict and the possession of Christian books made punishable by death. This New Testament, translated by David Jones and David Griffiths of the London Missionary Society was printed in an edition of five thousand copies. Most were shipped to Mauritius to be sent on to Madagascar as soon as the situation changed. A few copies were smuggled in to Madagascar by William Ellis, but the majority were not delivered until 1862.