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. Four engraved portraits, 4 plates (2 folding, one folding map, one engraved and two woodcut illustrations.
RINGROSE, Basil (d.1686). The History of the 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 by Basil Ringrose, One of the Bucaniers. London: for William Whitwood, and sold by Anthony Feltham, 1695. 16 maps (2 folding, remainder in the text, most full-page, 1 trimmed just touching image), 42 woodcuts of coastal profiles, last 7 pp. of advertisements.
Four parts in one volume, 4° (215 x 160mm). (A few margins very neatly repaired.) 19th-century red morocco, covers blocked in gilt with small floral cornerpieces, spine gilt in compartments, by F. Bedford (joints slightly split and extremities slightly rubbed), g.e. Provenance: Luton, pencilled inscription.
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of Exquemelin; second 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, Wing E-3898A (second edition); Sabin 23479 lists the first work accompanied by the first edition of Ringrose.