A General History of the Lives and Adventures of the Most Famous Highwaymen, Murderers, Street-Robbers, &c. To Which Is Added, a Genuine Account of the Voyages and Plunders of the Most Notorious Pyrates. Interspersed with several Diverting Tales, and Pleasant Songs. And Adorned with the Heads of the Most Remarkable Villans, Curiously Engraven on Copper.

JOHNSON, Charles

to Cart
Price: $17,500.00

Place Published: London
Publisher: Janeway
Date Published: 1734

Description: 26 large exquisite copper engravings. 484 pages +2 page index. Folio, full calf, re-cased; covers rubbed, decoratively gilt spine, burgundy leather label, old marbled flyleaves & endpapers. London: J. Janeway, 1734. First Edition.

Comments: The section on pirates comprises pages 197-316 and includes chapters on Mary Read, Ann Bonny, Black Beard, Captain Avery, Henry Morgan, and others, many of whose exploits took place in North America. The illustrations include depictions of John Falstaff, Captain Avery, and Black Beard. Included are stories of English highwaymen, robbers, cutpurses, and thugs. A classic. European Americana 734.111. Hill 892.

Edition: First
Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good(+)
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 234418

More HISTORY: webrss
More PIRATES: webrss
More MARINE: webrss
More CRIME: webrss
More 18TH CENTURY: webrss
More A-105 FOLIO: webrss

By This Author: JOHNSON, Charles
By This Publisher: Janeway
Topic Notification
Receive e-mail notification of new arrivals in your topics of interest.

Hello. The book was just delivered in Paris. Thank you so much for taking such care in the packing of it, it arrived in excellent condition. It may be hard to believe but not everyone is so attentive... W. R.
Argosy Book Store on Facebook
Argosy Book Store on Instagram
Site by Bibliopolis