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A general history of the pyrates: from their first rise and settlement in the Island of Providence, to the present time

Date: 1724 | Identifier: F2161 .D4 1724B
A general history of the pyrates : from their first rise and settlement in the Island of Providence, to the present time ; with the remarkable actions and adventures of the two female pyrates Mary Read and Anne Bonny ... ; to which is added a short abstract of the statute and civil law, in relation to pyracy ... / by Captain Charles Johnson. The second edition / with considerable additions. London : Printed for, and sold by T. Warner ..., 1724. [20], 17-427, [1] p., [3] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill. ; 21 cm. (8vo) Attribution to Defoe is based on internal textual relationship to his works of proven authorship together with supporting external evidence.--Cf. J.R. Moore. Defoe in the pillory. Bloomington, Ind., 1939, p. 126-188. First ed. was printed for C. Rivington in 1724 under title: A general history of the robberies and murders of the most notorious pyrates ... / by Captain Charles Johnson. A second volume: "The history of the pyrates ... Vol. II / by Capt. Charles Johnson" [i.e., Defoe] was printed London : T. Woodward, [1728]. Head- and tail-pieces. Printer's advertisement: p. [428] Joyner-Library's copy of v. 1-2 rebound with uniform spines numbered "Vol. 1" and "Vol. 2". more...
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