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Exquemelin, A. O. (Alexandre Olivier), author.

Bucaniers of America, or, A true account of the most remarkable assaults committed of late years upon the coasts of the West-Indies, by the bucaniers of Jamaica and Tortuga, both English and French : wherein are contained more especially, the unparallel'd exploits of Sir Henry Morgan, our English Jamaican hero, who sack'd Puerto Velo, burnt Panama &c. / written originally in Dutch, by John Esquemeling, one of the Bucaniers, who was present at those tragedies ; and then translated into Spanish by Alonso de Bonne-maison, Doctor of Physick and practitioner at Amsterdam ; now faithfully rendered into English.

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Bucaniers of America

True account of the most remarkable assaults committed of late years upon the coasts of the West-Indies, by the bucaniers of Jamaica and Tortuga

Amerikaanse zeerovers. English

London : Printed for William Crooke, at the Green Dragon without Temple-bar, 1684-1685.
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2 volumes : illlustrations, portraits, maps ; 23 cm (4to)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
F2161 .E978 1684
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The 1681 Spanish translation of Exquemelin's adds new material quite freely and without acknowledgment, and mistranslates the Dutch frequently, while this English translation of 1684 appears to be as much a translation of the Spanish edition, including most of its deviations from the Dutch original (Wikipedia entry for Alexandre Exquemelin, accessed 8 May 2014) .
Volume 2 has title page: Bucaniers of America. The second volume. Containing the dangerous voyage and bold attempts of Captain Bartholomew Sharp, and others; performed upon the coasts of the South Sea, for the space of two years, &c. From the original journal of the said voyage. Written by Mr. Basil Ringrose, gent. who was all along present at those transactions. London: Printed for William Crooke ... 1685.
Second volume written by Basil Ringrose.
Pagination: Vol. 1: [12], 115, [1]; 151, [1]; 124, [12] p., [9] leaves of plates (3 folded); vol. 2: [16], 143, 140-212, [24] p., [2] folded leaves of plates (maps).
Vol. 1: Part 2 begins new pagination on 2A1r; part 3 begins new pagination on 3A1r.
Error in paging: Vol. 1: third count, p. 63 misprinted 62; vol. 2: p. 140 misprinted 144; p. 140-143 repeated.
First folded map in vol. 1 (bound between p. 98 and 99) has title: "A description of Hilo."
Second folded map in vol. 2 (bound between p. 212 and [213]) has title: "A description of the South Sea and coasts of America containing ye whole navigation and all those places at which Capt. Sharp and his companions were in the years 1680 & 1681."
Signatures: Vol. 1: A⁴ a² B-P⁴ Q², 2A-2T⁴, 3A-3R⁴; Vol. 2: A⁴ a⁴ B-2H⁴.
Church, E.D. Catalogue of books relating to the discovery and early history of North and South America, no. 689
ESTC, R21525 (vol. 1)
ESTC, R20999 (vol. 2)
Sabin, 23479 (vol. 1)
Wing, E3894 (vol. 1)
Wing, E3897 (vol. 2)
Bookseller' s advertisements: vol. 1., leaf 2T4v; vol. 2, leaves 2H1v-2H4v.
With an index in each volume, and errata on vol. 2: leaf A4v.
Title within double line border.
BEIN Vanderbilt 56, Pequot Ex7, Latin America West Indies Cxb e678g: Bound in 1 volume.
BEIN Vanderbilt 56, Pequot Ex7 and Taylor 387: Sir Henry Morgan's portrait misbound as frontispiece.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary tan gilt-stamped sprinkled calf. Bound in 1. Armorial bookplate: Hugh Perkins.
Subject Terms:
Blacks -- West Indies -- Social life and customs -- Early works to 1800.
Buccaneers -- Early works to 1800.
L'Olonnais, 1630-1671.
Mayo, Charles -- Autograph (BEIN Taylor 387 v.1)
Montrésor, John, 1736-1799 -- Autograph (BEIN West Indies Cxb e678g v.1)
Morgan, Henry, Sir, 1635?-1688 -- Early works to 1800.
Perkins, Hugh -- Bookplate.
Pirates -- Early works to 1800.
Sharpe, Bartholomew, active 1679-1682
Spanish Main -- Early works to 1800.
Wagstaff, David, 1882-1951 -- Bookplate (BEIN West Indies Cxb e678g)
West Indies -- History -- Early works to 1800.
Wood engravings -- 1684-1685.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Publisher's advertisements.
Ringrose, Basil, -1686.
Bonne-Maison, Alonso de, translator.
Crooke, William, bookseller.

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