Histoire des Pirates Anglois Depuis leur Etablissement dans l'Isle de la Providence, jusqu's present, Contenant toutes leurs Avantures, Pirateries, Meurres, Crueltez & Excez. avec La View et L'Adventures des deux Femmes Pirates Marie Read & Anne Bonny...
JOHNSON Charles &; DEFOE Daniel? (1726.)
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Second French edition. 12mo. Contemporary calf, professionally repaired, label with gilt lettering to spine, one leaf (S1) clumsily repaired with slight loss. [iv], [liii], 360, 12pp. Paris, Ganeau & Cavelier,
This is the first Paris edition, which was preceeded by a French edition printed in London. It contains only the material in volume one of the original edition; ie all that was then available. This is one of the two seminal works in the literature of piracy. It gives us for the first time an account of that quintessential buccaneer Captain Teach alias Blackbeard; the model, at least visually, of most fictional pirates since. NMM (Piracy), 268/272; Sabin, 36188; Gosse, 8.
Stock Code: 193962