Lives and adventures of sundry notorious pirates
Robert M. McBride and Company,
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"The actual history of the little book, the major part of which is here reprinted, is as follows: Its full title is 'The history and lives of all the most notorious pirates and their crews' and the fifth edition, from which our text is taken, was printed in 1735"--Foreword, p. xi.
"But little is known of the author, Captain Charles Johnson, excepting that he flourished from 1724-1736, and it is more than probable that the name by which we know him is an assumed one"--Foreword, p. xiv.
First American ed.
Title page within single black rule with title vignette.
Plates printed on colored paper.
xvi, 159 p.,  leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
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