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An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands, of the South Pacific Ocean. With an Original Grammar and Vocabulary [2 vols].

Mariner, William].

Published by John Murray., London., 1818
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title continues "of Their Language. Compiled and arranged from the Extensive Communications of Mr. William Mariner, Several Years Resident in Those Islands, by John Martin, M.C." 8vo. Volume I: lvi, 444pp. Volume II: 344pp, [168pp]. Second edition, with additions. Frontis and foldout map to volume I. Nicely rebound in dark green quarter-leather and cloth boards. "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" > Language: English | > Size: 8vo | > Media/Binding: Hardcover |. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-BBP-18411

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Title: An Account of the Natives of the Tonga ...

Publisher: John Murray., London.

Publication Date: 1818

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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