An historical and geographical description of Formosa, giving an account of the religion, customs, manners &c. of the inhabitants, together with a relation of what happen'd to the author in his travels, particularly his conferences with the Jesuits and others in several parts of Europe, also the history and reasons of his conversion to Christianity, with his objections against it (in defence of paganism) and their answers / by George Psalmanaazaar.

By: Psalmanazar, George, 1679?-1763
Language: English Publisher: London : Holden, 1926.Description: xlviii, 288p. : ill. ; 25cm.
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A fabrication. The author's real name is unknown. "Psalmanazar ... wrote in Latin, and the main portion of his manuscript was translated by Mr. Oswald ... What was not due to his own imagination he borrowed from Verenius's 'Descriptio regni Japoniae et Siam' (Amsterdam, 1649) or Candidius's 'Voyages'."--Dict. nat. biog.

Limited ed. of 750 copies.