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An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands of the South Pacific Ocean. (Vol. I only).

Mariner, William].

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Light soil, o/w very good. Unattributed reprint of the 1827 Third edition, "considerably improved". xxxiv;340 pp. Softcover 8vo. "Mariner set sail in 1805 on a voyage to South America and the South Seas with two purposes--whaling and attacking Spanish shipping. The crew of the 'Port au Prince' mutinied in the Tonga Islands, but were murdered by natives. Young Mariner was fortunate in being taken prisoner and adopted as the King's son; he lived on the islands for four years. His work contains a very interesting account of contemporary life in Tonga, of the customs of the inhabitants and their inter-island wars, and also examples of Tongan songs and music. Dr. Martin befriended the young British sailor and recorded this account of his experiences" - Hill, p.191. Reproduction quality is uneven, with some pages looking fuzzy or washed out, but entirely legible. Compiled by John Martin. > Language: English | > Size: 8vo | > Media/Binding: Soft cover |. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-BBP-15910

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