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A GENERAL HISTORY OF THE LIVES AND ADVENTURES OF THE MOST FAMOUS HIGHWAYMEN, MURDERERS, STREET-ROBBERS, &C, 1736 SECOND EDITION, WITH 26 FOLIO COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS

JOHNSON, Charles. General History of the Lives and Adventures of the Most Famous Highwaymen. London, 1736.

Second—and often preferred—edition of this scarce pirate history, with frontispiece and 25 copper-engraved plates, wonderfully bound by Zaehnsdorf in full morocco with gilt skull motifs. $16,800.

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"THAT HE WAS ACCURATE, EVEN TO THE SMALLEST PARTICULAR, HAS BEEN REPEATEDLY PROVED"

JOHNSON, Charles (DEFOE, Daniel, supposed author). A General History of the Pirates. London, 1724.

Second, enlarged edition of this very scarce and desirable pirate history—issued the same year as the first—a sequel to Exquemelin's Bucaniers of America, recounting the exploits of pirates in the West Indies and American waters, with two (of three) engraved plates: a portrait of Blackbeard and a plate depicting the female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read. $5000.

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“THIS VENERABLE MANSION WAS DEDICATED TO THE MYSTERIOUS RITES OF UNRESTRAINED LOVE”

(JOHNSON, Charles). Chrysal: or, the Adventures of a Guinea. London, 1822. Three volumes. Later edition of this amusing satire, illustrated with 12 hand-colored plates. The copy of Paul Francis Webster, the famous book collector and Academy Award-winning lyricist, with his morocco booklabel. $1100.

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