EXQUEMELIN, Alexandre Olivier (1645?-1707). Bucaniers of America: Or, a true Account of the Most remarkable Assaults committed of the late Years upon the Coasts of The West-Indies...Written originally in Dutch, by John Esquemeling, one of the Bucaniers...translated into Spanish...Now faithfully rendered into English. London: for William Crooke, 1684. Three parts in one volume. Four engraved portraits, 4 plates, 2 double-page, double-page map, one engraved and two woodcut illustrations. (Paperfault holes to first portrait and double-page plate at Ggg3, small marginal repairs to title, four leaves.) [With:]
Basil RINGROSE (d.1686). Bucaniers of America. The Second Volume. Containing T Dangerous Voyage and Bold Attempts of captain Bartholomew Sharp, and others; performed upon the Coats of the South Sea, for the space of two years, &c. London: for William Crooke, 1685. 7pp. publishers' advertisments, 16 engraved maps, 2 folding, the remainder in the text, most full-page, 42 woodcuts of coastal profiles. The four parts bound in 2 volumes, 4° (230 x 175mm). 20th-century red morocco gilt, covers with double-fillet border, spine in six compartments, lettered in the second and third, the others with a repeat pattern, gilt edges (spines lightly faded).
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of Exquemelin; first edition of Ringrose. Calling itself the second volume, Ringrose's work is often found accompanying Exquemelin and is treated by Wing and Sabin as part IV of the Bucaniers. Wing E-3894 and Wing E-3897; Sabin 23479 (both works). (2)