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The History of Sumatra

Containing An Account Of The Government, Laws, Customs And Manners Of The Native Inhabitants

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Author: William Marsden
Published: 1811
Language: English
Wordcount: 197,892 / 580 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45.8
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 811
Added to site: 2005.09.29
mnybks.net#: 107
Genre: History
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me to correct some inaccuracies, to supply deficiencies, and to augment the general mass of information on the subject of an island still but imperfectly explored. To incorporate these new materials requiring that many liberties should be taken with the original contexture of the work, I became the less scrupulous of making further alterations wherever I thought they could be introduced with advantage. The branch of natural history in particular I trust will be found to have received much improvement, and I feel happy to have had it in my power to illustrate several of the more interesting productions of the vegetable and animal kingdoms by engravings executed from time to time as the drawings were procured, and which are intended to accompany the volume in a separate atlas.

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THE HISTORY OF SUMATRA.

CHAPTER 1.

SITUATION. NAME. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY, ITS MOUNTAINS, LAKES, AND RIVERS. AIR AND METEORS. MONSOONS, AND LAND AND SEA-BREEZES. MINERAL

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