1810 Scarce Book - HISTORY OF THE BUCANIERS (BUCCANIERS) OF AMERICA - PIRATES by Exquemelin.
Author : Exquemelin, Alexandre Olivier.
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 : xxiii-660 pages.
Binding : Attractive and very good, near fine original full morocco leather binding with red leather title-label with gilt lettering to spine. Spine with gilt ornamentation forming four compartments. Blindstamped boarders to boards and inner gilt dentelles by Sotheran Sackville St. London Binder (signed on top of the back of the first endpaper) (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed) under a protective mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, some foxing and staining - mainly on last pages- as shown, offsetting of the red ribbon page marker - as shown) - Armorial bookplate of Ricardi Gulielmo Alani v. Comitis de Onslow on inside front cover.
Illustration : Complete with the nice frontis and illustrated title page.
Estimate: (USD 1000 - USD 1250)
The book : Scarce edition in an attractive and beautiful Sotheran's binding made for this History of the Bucaniers of America. - 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.
The author : Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin (also spelled Esquemeling, Exquemeling, or Oexmelin) (c. 1645–1707) was a French, Dutch or Flemish writer best known as the author of one of the most important sourcebooks of 17th-century piracy, first published in Dutch as De Americaensche Zee-Roovers, in Amsterdam, by Jan ten Hoorn, in 1678.
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