January 15, 2020 01:00 PM EST Asheville, North Carolina


[Pirates] A General History of the Lives...

[...and Adventures of the Most Famous Highwaymen, Murderers, Street-Robbers, &c., To which is added, A Genuine Account of the Voyages and Plunders of the most Notorious Pyrates.] by Capt. Charles Johnson. London: Printed for and Sold by J. Janeway, 1734, bound in contemporary full tree calf with red morocco spine label with decorative border gilt edge and inner gilt dentelles, with marbled endpapers, title in red and black and with 23 full-page black and white illustrations, a nice copy of this work which has been attributed to Defoe, but which attribution is disputed

Provenance:Collection from an Important American Family


front board detached, rear board tender but holding, some wear at extremities, otherwise very good condition; pages with some foxing, toning, page 390 has a repaired margin, index page has repaired margins; errors in pagination appear to be typical of this book, the following errors in this copy are: page 176 ends and jumps to page 187 (and continues in sequence), page 194 ends and jumps down to page 185 (and continues in sequence), page 235 ends and jumps down to page 226 (and continues in sequence), page 323 ends and jumps to page 326, pages 326 and 327 are numbered twice (back to back)

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