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Context of The life and adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish man : relating particularly, his shipwreck near the South Pole, his wonderful passage thro' a subterraneous cavern into a kind of new world, his there meeting with a gawry or flying woman, whose life he preserv'd and afterwards married her, his extraordinary conveyance to the country of glums and gawrys, or men that fly : likewise a description of this strange country, with the laws, customs, and manners of its inhabitants, and the author's remarkable transactions among them : taken from his own mouth, in his passage to England, from off Cape Horn in America, in the ship Hector : with an introduction, giving an account of the surprizing manner of his coming on board that vessel, and his death on his landing at Plymouth in the year 1739 : illustrated with several cuts, clearly and distinctly representing the structure and mechanism of the wings of the glums and gawrys, and the manner in which they use them either to swim or fly
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