A True Narrative of Som Remarkable-Procedings the Ships Samson, Salvadore and George, and Severall other Prize-Ships, Depending in the Admiralty...

VIOLET, Thomas.

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Place Published: London
Date Published: 1653

Description: xiv + 114pp. The 1 large folding table is torn but complete. Pages are age- toned and foxed with soft edges on some leaves. Thin small folio, magnificently rebound in full deep burgundy morocco with ornate gilt and blind-tooled decorations on the covers and spine; marbled endpapers. London: Printed in the Yeere of our Lord, 1653. First edition. Rare.

Comments: Expose, addressed to Cromwell and Parliament, of ships which had attempted to take out of the country "all the silver now coyned in the tower, beeing neere 400,000 pounds". Violet himself had been convicted of the same crime, but was pardoned on condition of exposing other malefactors. The folding table lists about 60 ships, naming their masters and owners. STC Wing V593.

Edition: First
Binding: hardcover
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 157514


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