9 February 2000
SMITH, Aaron (fl. 1823-1852). The Atrocities of the Pirates; or, a Narrative of the Unparalleled Sufferings Endured by the Author during his Captivity among the Pirates of the Island of Cuba, with an account of the excesses and barbarities of those inhuman Freebooters. New York: Robert Lowry, 1824. 8o (155 x 97 mm). Original brown printed boards, very skillfully rebacked in period style (slight overall discoloration). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Smith was captured by the pirates of Cuba and forced to become part of their band and partake in their ravages. The first edition appeared the previous year in London. Provenance: William Rowley, Jr., 19th century booklabel. Sabin 82298.
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