FORMOSA (TAIWAN). PSALMANAZAR, GEORGE. Memoirs of ****, commonly known by the name of George Psalmanazar [pseud.] : a reputed native of Formosa / written by himself in order to be published after his death, containing an account of his education, ... adventures, ... literary productions and pretended conversion from heathanism to Christianity; which last proved the occasion of his being brought over into this kingdom, and passing for a proselyte and a member of the Church of England.
Dublin (printed for P. Wilson... J. Williams) 1765.
Small 8:o (about 167x97 mm. (2), (i)-ii, (1)-234 pp.
Cintemporary brown calf, worn, rebacked. Mended in the hinges. Last two leaves spotted in upper margin. Old signature on title.
George Psalmanazar (c. 1679 - 3 May 1763) was a Frenchman who claimed to be the first native of Formosa (today Taiwan) to visit Europe. For some years, he convinced many in Britain, but was later revealed to be an impostor. He subsequently became a theological essayist and a friend and acquaintance of Samuel Johnson and other noted figures of 18th-century literary London. (Wikipedia).
From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).
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