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The History of the Pirates, Containing the Lives of Those Noted Pirate Captains, Misson, Bowen, Kidd, Tew, Halsey, White, Condent, Bellamy, Fly, Howard, Lewis, Cornelius, Williams, Burgess, North, and Their Several Crews Also, an Account of the Piracies and Cruelties of John Augur, William Cunningham, Dennis Mackarthy, William Dowling, William Lewis, Thomas Morris, George Bendall, and William Ling, who were tried, condemned and executed at Nassau, New-Providence, on Friday, the 12th of October, 1718 To which is added, A Correct Account of the Late Piracies Committed in the West-Indies; and the Expedition of Commodore Porter
Haverhill: Thomas Carey, 1825. Second Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Second American edition. Boards rubbed with loss of paper along fore-edge, ink name (A. Wallace) on front flyleaf, a few pages faintly foxed, mild transfer throughout. 1825 Half-Leather. 276 pp. 12mo. Black morocco spine with gilt titles & rules over marbled boards. Contemporary full calf, gilt rules. Originally published in London in 1724, and first published in the United States in 1814. A pseudonymous work attributed to Daniel Defoe based on scholarly comparison to his other writings. This edition removes the description of Magadoxa in Ethiopia, and adds a section treating piracy in the West Indies from 24 January 1821 to 16 May 1825, as well as an engraved frontispiece depicting pirates commandeering a ship (oddly, one is armed with a hammer, the other with an axe). Sabin 32197, Howes C-144. Neither Sabin nor Howes attribute this publication to 'Capt. Charles Johnson' as is stated in the 1814 edition - Howes actually credits the publisher as the compiler and cautiously references '[a]n earlier edition [which] may have appeared at Norwich 1814. We have compared the text of the 1814 and 1825 editions and find the volumes to be identical with the exception of the changes mentioned above. The type was reset and new plates were made, which makes the arrangement and pagination slightly different
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