Early edition of The History of the Pirates by Thomas Carey.
Octavo, 283pp. Full tree calf, title and embellishments in gilt on spine. Originally published in 1825, as stated on copyright page. Solid text block, wear to leather, primarily corners and spine. Lacking front and rear free endpapers. Small stains to covers. Foxing to endpapers. Previous ownership inscription in pencil on verso of frontispiece. Illustrated frontispiece, with thirteen full-page plates throughout. (Howes C144)
Full title: The History of the Pirates, Containing the Lives of Those Noted Pirate Captains, Misson, Bowen, Kidd, Tew, Halsey, White, Condent, Bellamy, Fly, Howard, Lewis, Cornelius, Williams, Burgess, North, and Their Several Crews. Also, An Account of the Piracies and Cruelties of John Augur, William Cunningham, Dennis MacKarthy, William Dowling, William Lewis, Thomas Morris, George Bendall, and William Ling, Who Were Tried, Condemned and Executed at Nassau, New Providence, on the Tenth of December, 1718. To which is added, a Correct Account of the Late Piracies Committed in the West-Indies; and the Expedition of Commodore Porter.