The Boy's Book of Pirates and the Great Sea Rovers
by Williams, George Alfred
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, 1913. Original. Hardcover. VG- contents; bright color plates; no extraneous marks but with a few finger smudges and some light age toning to page margins. Covers are age-toned, cloth at spine is deteriorating, and board edges are rubbed and chipped. Binding is detaching between verso of ffep and recto of color frontis; else tight. Boards ever so slightly warped.. Oblong, tan paper/boards; color illustrations and red lettering. Red cloth spine. 47 pp. with color frontis, color-illus. title page, 10 additional color plates, and bw line drawings throughout. Written and illustrated by George Alfred Williams. Begins with the origin of the pirates and continues with pirate customs and discipline, the chase, boarding the prize, walking the plank and other tortures, burning the ship, sacking a town, buried treasure, and genuine pirates (Blackbeard & company). Wow, what fun! Wonderful color plates! Scarce in any shape - a treasure in itself! Ahoy, matey!
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