The Tales of Peter Parley about Africa

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Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company, 1852
 

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Side 2 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Side 103 - The mocking birds so gentle that they would scarcely move out of the way.") He looked with care; great abundance had ceased to startle him, and he could see things one by one. In Natchez they had told him of many strange and marvelous birds that were to be found here. Their descriptions had been exact, complete, and wildly varying, and he took them for inventions and believed...
Side 2 - States entitled an act for the encouragement of learning hy securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the author., and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and also to an act entitled an act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and...
Side 41 - I have now told you of the four Barbary states. The climate is, on the whole, delightful, and the land is in general very fertile. The most delicious fruits, the most fragrant and beautiful flowers, abound in this country. Nature has done everything to make...
Side 118 - ... favorable representations. Both Denham and Clapperton found the Negroes of Central Africa more intelligent, and more civilized, than the world had been led to believe them. The Caffrees and Hottentots are now known to be superior in every respect, to what their Dutch neighbours, used to say they were. There is in truth little reason to doubt, that for the purpose of providing some excuse, for the barbarous and cruel treatment of the Negroes, the Europeans have been accustomed to misrepresent...

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