Travels Into Dalmatia; Containing General Observations on the Natural History of That Country and the Neighboring Islands; The Natural Productions, Arts, Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants

Travels Into Dalmatia; Containing General Observations on the Natural History of That Country and the Neighboring Islands; The Natural Productions, Arts, Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants : In a Series of Letters from ABBE Alberto

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1778 edition. Excerpt: ...had not natureprovidel the remedy 36" He zzajurgixl ZV ZJ of Rooosntza Vsigzlviisssag a rf A " I _ the Pcgzzntium of ZJZM JZZZCJEJZIJ: _ _ The coast throughout the dislrict of Algnifictazzi-s zoompofedx of marble strata on the upper-parts of the hills, and of different kindsozt' argtillaceous-earth, .ahd whetstone below. In a small bay below "the Millage of Rogosniza, there is, quisite exposed to' ariewn a tra-turalxwall (Pl. xii) like that which I met with on the Taroi rbduced by the dissolution of the semilapideous earth D, by fwhihh-flthe Whole wall is suppofted. At-E there is anotherpiecb down the back of the mountain from the tartar-sons cFust-q-TPI I, river Cettina near its mssouth, and innumerable other mutilations of names, and distances, si-" a Oftlze PAKLARA, orssREMoRA eft/Be Latins., si I will finish this letter by relating a fact, to which you may give that degree of faith which you think' it merits. You have often fsi 262.' gatedsi the sieershian, who did notwantfsenfe, andsssswas a &diet-aman by profeslion, whyw he had ordered the Pa/tlrzrcz! to he kil-v led, and what harm it had done; he answer-ed, without hefita tion, that the Pa/FZan/z used to take hold of the rudder with histceth, and retarded the course of the bark so senfibily, _-. thatnot only he, but every man who sat at-the helm feltarit' there Without seeing it. He added, that many a time he himself hadeatched the Put/drain the fact, andhadssfrequently killed and eat it. That it was often met with in the waters oszLzz/Qzax. That in shape it resembled a conger eel, .and its" length did not; ' usually exceed a foot and a half.-Thabif Lhadaa mizrad-to let;" and catch one of them, I needed only togo in a fishzing boat, im...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236777042
  • 9781236777041