5 December 2008
[DEFOE, Daniel]. A General History of the Pyrates, from their first rise and Settlement in the Island of Providence, to the Present Time. With the remarkable Actions and Adventures of the two Female Pyrates Mary Read and Anne Bonny... by Captain Charles Johnson . London: T. Warner, 1724.
8o (196 x 120 mm). 3 engraved plates (two folding). (One or two marginal tears, a few pale stains.) Contemporary paneled calf (rebacked to style, endpapers renewed).
"SUCH A DAY, RUM ALL OUT: -- OUR COMPANY SOMEWHAT SOBER: - A DAMN'D CONFUSION AMONGST US!" (Blackbeard's Journal, p. 89)
Second edition. "This rare work embodies many items relating to the Colonial History of British America, nowhere else extant, as, the Adventures of Blackbeard, and his Capture by Lieut. Maynard in the James River, Va., Life and Career of Captain Kyd, &c." (Sabin 36188). Moore 458.
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