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A general history of the pyrates : from their first rise and settlement in the Island of Providence, to the present time ; with the remarkable actions and adventures of the two female pyrates Mary Read and Anne Bonny ... ; to which is added a short abstract of the statute and civil law, in relation to pyracy ... / by Captain Charles Johnson.

Author/creator Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731
Other author/creatorJohnson, Charles, active 1724-1731.
Other author/creatorDefoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. General history of the robberies and murders of the most notorious pyrates.
Format Book and Print
EditionThe second edition / with considerable additions.
Publication InfoLondon : Printed for, and sold by T. Warner ..., 1724.
Description20 unnumbered pages, 17-427 pages, 1 unnumbered page, 3 unnumbered leaves of plates (1 folded) : illustrations ; 21 cm (8vo)
Supplemental Content
Variant title Binder's spine title: History of the pyrates
Variant title General history of the pirates
Local noteJoyner-Library's copy of v. 1-2 rebound with uniform spines numbered "Vol. 1" and "Vol. 2". Vol. 2 is of the 1st edition.
Local noteJoyner Rare copy- This material was preserved through the Adopt a Book Program by Michael and Alice Taylor.
General noteSometimes attributed to Daniel Defoe. Charles Johnson is believed to be a pseudonym.--Cf. ESTC. Attribution to Defoe is based on internal textual relationship to his works of proven authorship together with supporting external evidence.--Cf. J.R. Moore. Defoe in the pillory. Bloomington, Ind., 1939, p. 126-188.
General noteFirst ed. was printed for C. Rivington in 1724 under title: A general history of the robberies and murders of the most notorious pyrates ... / by Captain Charles Johnson.
General noteA second volume: "The history of the pyrates ... Vol. II / by Capt. Charles Johnson" [i.e., Defoe] was printed London : T. Woodward, [1728].
General noteSignatures: A⁸ (a)² B-Cc⁸ Dd⁶
General noteErrors in pagination: 347-48-3-350; 415-16-417.
General noteHead- and tail-pieces.
General notePrinter's advertisement: p. [428]
References Howes, W. U.S.iana (2nd ed.), J127
References ESTC, T72262
Other formsAlso available via the World Wide Web.
LCCN 02015922

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