1810 Rare Book - Exquemelin - THE HISTORY OF THE BUCANIERS (BUCCANIERS) OF AMERICA - PIRATES


$400 USD


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Author : Exquemelin, Alexandre Olivier [and others]
Title : The History of the Bucaniers of America. (Buccaniers)
Language : Text in English
Publisher : London. Printed for J. Walker. J. Johnson and Co [and many others] 1810
Size : 5 " X 3 "
Pages : 660 pages
Binding : Very good and attractive original binding with a new japanese paper spine (hinges fine, covers scuffed and worn as shown) under a protective mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare foxing and staining)  
Illustration : Complete with the nice frontis and illustrated title page.

Estimate: (USD 600 - USD 1000)

The book : Scarce in any condition. Nice and attractive copy of this History of the Bucaniers of America. First publisheed in Dutch in 1678, this English version followed in 1684. This later edition in the scarce original publisher's printed boards is an important sourcebook on piracy in the 17th century.

Contents: pt. I. [Exquemelin, A.O.] The history of the bucaniers of America.--pt. II. [Ringrose, B.] The dangerous voyage and bold adventures of Captain Sharp, Coxon, Sawkins, and others, in the South sea.--pt. III. Raveneau de Lussan. A journal of a voyage made into the South sea, by the bucaniers or freebooters of America, from the year 1684 to 1689.--pt. IV. Montauban, de. A relation of a voyage made by the Sieur de Montauban, captain of the freebooters, on the coast of Guinea, in the year 1695. With a description of the kingdom of Cape Lopez, the manners, customs, and religion of the country.


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