New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. ,  (page of publisher's advertisements), , vii-xl, , 3-519,  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).