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An historical and geographical description of Formosa : an island subject to the Emperor of Japan : giving an account of the religion, customs, manners, &c., of the inhabitants : together with a relation of what happen'd to the author in his travels ... : also the history and reasons of his conversion to Christianity ... / by George Psalmanaazaar.

Author/creator Psalmanazar, George, 1679?-1763
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoLondon : Printed for Dan. Brown [and 3 others], 1704.
Description8 unnumbered pages, xiv, 2 unnumbered pages, 131, that is, 331 pages, 5 unnumbered pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations
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General noteA fabrication. "Psalmanazar ... wrote in Latin, and the main portion of his manuscript was translated by Mr. Oswald ... what was not due to his own imagination he borrowed from Varenius's 'Descriptio regni Japoniae et Siam' (Amsterdam, 1649) or Candidius' 'Voyages'."--DNB.
General noteIncludes the alphabet of and texts in the "Formosan" language.
General noteReproduction of original from Goldsmiths' Library, University of London.
General noteGoldsmiths'-Kress no. 04044.
Reproduction noteElectronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2005. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited to licensing agreements.

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