Genealogie der Malabarishen Gotter.
Genealogy of the Malabar Gods from native writings and letters. Now first published in the original text with notes and explanations by Rev. W. Germann. Madras printed for the editor at the Christian Knowledge Society's Press 1867
pp.xii, 288. Text in German, despite the English title. A very good copy bound in contemporary or slightly later half cloth, marbled boards.
Ziegenbalg, a Dane based in Tranquebar, is believed to have been the first protestant missionary in India. The present work was written in 1713, intended as a handbook for his colleagues. The manuscript was sent to Europe for publication but was not well received. Fellow missionary A.H. Francke criticized this book for spreading the pagan message in Europe rather than helping missionary aims.