A History of American Privateers. Edgar Stanton Maclay.
A History of American Privateers

A History of American Privateers

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. [1], [1] (page of publisher's advertisements), [4], vii-xl, [2], 3-519, [3] pp. Navy cloth with gold lettering on the front board and spine, engraved copper inset of sailing ships on the front board; top edge gilt. Illustrated by a frontispiece, fourteen additional plates, several in-text illustrations, and a few in-text maps. Dedicated to Theodore Roosevelt, this is a history of American piracy. Maclay discusses how privateers were intimately connected with the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the formation of our navy. Famous ships, ship-captains, and sea-battles are recounted, as Maclay explores the role piracy played in shaping early American history. Very Good. Item #00009025

A Very Good copy with a few hints of rubbing to the extremities and a few owners markings (no annotations, but a name on the title page).

Price: $150.00

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