CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE GOVERNMENT, LAWS, CUSTOMS, AND MANNERS OF
THE NATIVE INHABITANTS, WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE NATURAL PRODUCTIONS,
AND A RELATION OF THE ANCIENT POLITICAL STATE OF THAT ISLAND.
by WILLIAM MARSDEN, F.R.S. written in 1811
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