History of Sumatra by William Marsden (1811)
History of Sumatra by William Marsden (1811)
History of Sumatra by William Marsden (1811)

History of Sumatra by William Marsden (1811)

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The History of Sumatra, 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

The History of Sumatra that resulted (London, 1783) was the first detailed account of Sumatra to appear in any language. It contained copious material on flora and fauna, economic products, social organization, religion, language, and much else, all arranged on the current scientific principles.

1811 edition was reprinted by Longman, Hurst. Third edition with addition, corrections and plates



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