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Pirates, Piracy, Buccaneers]; Rogers Capt. Woodes
CRUISING VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD: First to the South-Seas, thence to the East-Indies, and homewards by the Cape of Good Hope; Begun in 1708, and finish'd in 1711. Containing A Journal Of All The Remarkable Transactions Particularly Of The Taking Of PunaGuiiaquil Of The Acapulca Ship and Other Prizes.
London For Bernard Lintot and Edward Simon 1726. Second Edition, Corrected, of this very scarce Buccaneering classic. With five finely engraved folding maps, being Herman Moll's beautiful map of the world and four maps depicting the Pacific Coastline from Mexico to Chile, and with the very impressive folding engraved plates (added for this edition) of an alligator and a crocodile. 8vo, in full contemporary calf, the spine with raised bands and a single black morocco label gilt ruled and lettered. xix, 428, 57, [6] pp. A very pleasing copy of this scarce book. The text-block very clean and fresh, complete with all plates and maps, the large world map with a few small neat repairs to the verso, the contemporary binding strong and attractive with some expected evidence of age to the calf, a bit of wear to the morocco label and tips. A HIGHLY IMPORTANT WORK, ONE OF THE GREAT BUCCANEERING BOOKS AND THE CLASSIC SWASHBUCKLER. THIS SCARCE SECOND EDITION IS IMPROVED OVER THE FIRST WITH ADDITIONAL ILLUSTRATIONS ADDED. Captain Woodes Rogers' account of his voyage, and of fighting as a Privateer against the Spanish during the War of the Spanish Succession, is a lively colourfully written adventure that has become near legendary "It is a work of great interest and possesses a quaint humor that renders it delightful reading. In many respects the voyage was a notable one, but in none more than this, that with a mongrel crew, and with officers often mutinous, good order and discipline were maintained throughout" (DNB). Commanding two frigates, 'Duke' and 'Duchess', and captaining the first … [Click Below for Full Description]
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