1927 Pirates Highwaymen and Adventurers
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Early edition. A collection of thirty-four adventure stories and commentaries on pirates, highwaymen, and explorers. This work includes: Shakespeare on Pirates, Pirates at Panama, Tom Jones Meets a Highwayman, The Squire's Story, The Tarry Buccaneer, and many others. From various writers including: Lord Byron, Mrs. Gaskell, Sir Walter Scott, Sir Walter Raleigh, Daniel Defoe, Tobias Smollett, and many others. Edited by Eric Partridge, a New Zealand-British lexicographer of English slang. Previously held in the library of Nicholas Wall, an English judge, President of the Family Division and Head of Family Justice for England and Wales.
Bound in quarter red cloth with paper covered boards. Externally, smart with light rubbing and wear to the extremities. Fading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean with the odd spot and light age toning to the endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate to the rear pastedown.
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