9 February 2000
[CUSACK, George]. The Grand Pyrate, Or, the Life and Death of Capt. George Cusack The Great Sea-Robber. With An Accompt of all his notorious Robberies both at Sea and Land. London: Printed for Jonathan Edwin, 1676. [Containing]: -- An Exact Narrative of the Tryals of the Pyrats: and All the Proceedings at the late Goal-Delivery of the Admiralty. [London], 1675. Continuous pagination. (Title soiled, some overall discoloration). 19th-century quarter black hard-grained boards (front cover detached). FIRST EDITION of this rare account of the notorious pirate, George Cusack. An Irishman at one time intent on entering the priesthood, Cusack instead chose the life of the buccaneer aboard his main vessel the Valiant Prince. The second title begins the narrative of Cusack's trial after his eventual capture on the Thames. Sabin 18078; Wing G1505.
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