The history and lives of all the most notorious pirates and their crews

An abridgment and adaptation of ‘A general history of the robberies and murders of the most notorious pyrates’.

  • AuthorJohnson, Charles, active 1724-1731, author.
  • TitleThe history and lives of all the most notorious pirates and their crews : from Captain John Avery, who first settled at Madagascar, to Captain John Gow, and James Williams, his Lieutenant, &c., … and in this edition continued down to the year 1735. Giving a more full and true account than any yet published, of all their murders, piracies, maroonings, places of refuge, and way of living. To which is perfixed an abstract of the laws against piracy. Adorned with nineteen beautiful cuts, being the representation of each pirate.
  • EditionThe eleventh edition.
  • PublicationGlasgow : Printed by Robert and Thomas Duncan, MDCCLXXXIII [1783]

Catalog Record

52 J63 783

Acquired January 2017

Twenty-six beautiful folio prints…

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Printed on only one side with engraving above and letterpress text below.
Various printmakers and artists. Plates signed: T. Atkins, I, Basire, W. Jett, T. Bowles, Jos. Nicholls, Parr, W. Pritchard, and Toms.

  • Title: Twenty six beautiful folio prints, design’d by able masters, and curiously engrav’d : representing the most remarkable transactions of twenty six celebrated malefactors, either highwaymen, pyrates, murderers, shop-lifters, street-robbers, or pick-pockets. Together with an entertaining account, under each print, of the life and fortune of its particular hero or heroine, more especially of the action therein represented.
  • Published: London : Sold by J. Janeway, printer, in White-Friars; and Tho. Bakewell, printseller, in Fleet-Street; and by most booksellers in the country, MDCCXXXVI [1736]

Catalog record

Folio 724 736T

Acquired December 2012