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MORRIS, Drake.
The travels of Mr. Drake Morris, merchant in London. Containing his sufferings and distresses in several voyages at sea. Written by himself.
London printed for the author sold by R. Baldwin at the Rose in Pater-Noster Row, 1755. First edition, 12mo, xix, [1], 328pp., contemporary mottled calf, unlettered, spine in six compartments, raised bands ruled in gilt, edges sprinkled red, a fine copy. 'Rare and curious account of the buccaneers, by a captive who was forced to join them in the Island of Tortuga'. A scarce work, ESTC listing 10 copies, 2 in the UK and 8 in the USA. Listed by Howgego as an imaginary voyage, the book narrates the misfortunes of the author who goes to sea in a small ship travelling to the West Indies, is indentured and sold as a servant before being captured by pirates and imprisoned on Cuba. He escapes with other prisoners and embarks on a brief career of piracy before escaping back to England (Howgego). Howgego (Imaginary Voyages), M53; Sabin 50810. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books [London, United Kingdom]
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