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Title : A Voyage to South-America: Describing at Large the Spanish Cities, Towns, Provinces &C. on That Extensive Continent; Interspersed Throughout with Reflections on the Genius, Customs, Manners, and Trade of the Inhabitants; Together with the Natural History
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A Voyage to South-America: Describing at Large the Spanish Cities, Towns, Provinces &C. on That Extensive Continent; Interspersed Throughout with Reflections on the Genius, Customs, Manners, and Trade of the Inhabitants; Together with the Natural History Reviews