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John Esquemeling & Peter Gerhard

The Buccaneers of America & Pirates on the West Coast of New Spain 1575-1742 - Two volumes.

Two volumes Buccaneers and Pirates

Published: George Allen, Arthur H. Clark, London, Glendale, 1911/1960

Edition: First edition

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2 volumes. Both volumes in lovely condition.

Book One. 1911.

John Esquemeling, The Buccaneers of America.

Publishers burgundy cloth. Gilt title with gilt vignette to spine.

Frontispiece plate with tissue-guard.

xxxv, 508 pages.

Full-page plates and in-text illustrations.

Full-page and fold-out maps and charts.

A true account of the most remarkable assaults committed of late years

upon the coasts of the West Indies by the buccaneers of Jamaica and Tortuga

(both English and French) wherein are contained more especially the unparalleled

exploits of Sir Henry Morgan our English Jamaican hero who sacked Porto Bello

burnt Panama etc.

Book Two. 1960.

Peter Gerhard, Pirates on the West Coast of New Spain 1575-1742.

Publishers burgundy cloth. Text printed on buckeye paper.

Untrimmed page-edges. Out of print first edition.

274 pages. Frontispiece full-page plate.

Full-page plates and maps.

Piracy in the Pacific between Panama and the California was never given the

attention that the Caribbean pirates received. Gerhard documents English and

Dutch government sponsored piracy as well as the activities of privateers such

as Oxenham, Drake, Cavendish, Dampier, Clipperton and many others. They

sought the Manila Galleons and the wealth from the mines of New Spain.

Gerhard  also includes a chart detailing the success, or lack thereof, for

all the major expeditions.

Recorded shipping weight 2000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 24 x 17 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
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  • Country: Ireland
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