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[Piracy] Esquemeling, John and Basil Ringrose. Bucaniers of America: Or, a True Account of the Most Remarkable Assaults Committed of late Years upon the Coasts of the West Indies . . . . The Second Edition . . . . [together with] BUCANIERS OF AMERICA. The Second Volume. Containing the Dangerous Voyage and Bold Attempts of Captain Bartholomew Sharp, and others . . . . From the Original Journal of the said Voyage . . . . London: For William Crooke, 1684-85. Two volumes in one. 4to. Nineteenth century mottled calf by Francis Bedford, spine gilt extra in six compartments. Quarter morocco folding case. [x], 55 [50-51, 54-55 misnumbered], 80, 84, [xii], [xiv], 216 [140, 144-216 misnumbered], [24] pages. Eight engraved plates, three folding maps, illustrations in the text. Short crack at foot of top joint. A superb copy in a fine binding. First Complete Edition, containing all four parts of these first unabridged accounts in English of the pirates and buccaneers of the New World. p. 207. Hill, p. 100. Sabin 23481.
Provenance: Armorial bookplate and signature, dated 1863, of C. W. H. Sotheby.

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Esquemeling & Ringrose. Bucaniers of America.1684.

Estimate $7,500 - $10,000Mar 22, 2018