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Glasspoole, Richard, 1788–1846
Mr. Glasspoole and the Chinese pirates / being the narrative of Mr. Richard Glasspoole of the ship Marquis of Ely ; describing his captivity of eleven weeks and three days whilst held for ransom by the villainous ladrones of the China Sea in the year 1809 ; together with extracts from the China records and log of the Marquis of Ely ; and some remarks on Chinese pirates, ancient and modern, by Owen Rutter ; and four engravings on wood by Robert Gibbings.
London : The Golden Cockerel Press, MCMXXXV [1935]
Physical Description:
57, [2] pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DS709 .G53 1935
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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"Mr. Glasspoole and the Chinese pirates has been printed at the Golden Cockerel Press, 10 Staple Inn, London, and completed on the last day of March, 1935. Compositors: A.H. Gibbs and E.J. Ward. Pressman: H. Barker. The edition is limited to 315 copies, of which only numbers 1-300 are for sale."--Colophon.
Glasspoole's "Narrative of his captivity and treatment amongst the ladrones" was first published in George Wilkinson's Sketches of Chinese customs and manners, Bath, 1814.
Introduction by Owen Rutter.
MUDD Eeb 809G: "Number 111."
Bibliography of the Golden Cockerel Press, 1921-1949, 104
BAC: British Art Center is no. 7 of 315. Bound in black quarter buckram and yellow and black patterned cloth.
Subject Terms:
China Sea.
Glasspoole, Richard, 1788-1846.
Marquis of Ely (Ship)
Private press books -- England -- London -- Specimens.
Private press books (Publishing) -- England -- London.
Wood engravings -- 1935.
Rutter, Owen, 1889-1944, writer of introduction.
Gibbings, Robert, 1889-1958, engraver.
Golden Cockerel Press, publisher.

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