London: Janeway, 1734. First. hardcover. 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. very good(+).
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.