9 February 2000
PARKER, Lucretia. [BROADSIDE] -- Piratical Barbarity. Lines Composed by Miss Lucretia Parker, Who was a passenger on board the English Sloop Eliza-Ann. n.p., n..d. [New York or Boston?, ca. 1825]. Broadsheet (265 x 456 mm). Large woodcut of club and axe-wielding pirates murdering the crew of the Eliza-Ann, with a row of 10 woodcut coffins representing the murdered crew, verses printed in three columns with bold heading at top. Touches of early hand-coloring to woodcut (a few dampstains, edges a bit frayed). A rare broadside with lurid illustration, featuring thirty-eight four-line stanzas of verse by Miss Parker recounting the seizure of the vessel, murder of its crew and her own escape.
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