Antiquarian & Collectable Book Dealers. A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates. And also Their Policies, Discipline and Government, from their first Rise and Settlement in the Island of Providence, in 1717, to the Present Year in 1724. With The remarkable actions and adventures of the two female Pyrates, Mary Read and Anne Bonny. To which is prefixed an account of the famous Captain Avery and his Companions; with the Manner of his Death in England.
The Whole digested into the following Chapters: Chap. To which is added, A Short Abstract of the Statute and Civil Law, in Relation to Pyracy.
By Captain Charles Johnson [Daniel Defoe]. Bound in Contemporary panelled calf boards with rebound Modern/Later Spine.
8Vo 20.1cm 12.9cm. Scarce First Edition, only copy for sale on the internet. Retaining 2 of the 3 Engraved Plates. A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates is a 1724 book published in Britain containing biographies of contemporary pirates, which was influential in shaping popular conceptions of pirates. Its author uses the name Captain Charles Johnson, generally considered a pseudonym for one of London's writer-publishers.The prime source for the biographies of many well-known pirates, the book gives an almost mythical status to the more colourful characters, and it is likely that the author used considerable licence in his accounts of pirate conversations. Attributed to Daniel Defoe though never confirmed. Rivington at the bible and Crown in St Pauls Church Yard. Condition: Please see photographs as part of the condition report. Calf boards with a later/modern rebound spine.
Repairs to the corners of the boards using similar calf. Extremities, binding remains firm, Retaining 2 of the 3 Copper Engraved Plates [lacking Bart Roberts]. To the upper corner of the title page The upper part of "R" and "Y" in black ink [professionally carried out] small insect hole running from the outer margin of the. The margins of the pages. Terms & Conditions of Sale.Packaging: All our books, will be securely packaged (and waterproofed). Your item is fully refundable without question. Our Policy: Our aim is for you to have a pleasant and enjoyable experience with us, we list and describe our books as honestly as possible and can provide extra images upon request. We now have an office in East Sussex, where viewing can be arranged upon request. The item "1724 General History Robberies Murders PYRATES Pirates JOHNSON Defoe FIRST Rare" is in sale since Monday, November 9, 2020.
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