Search our Shelves

 
Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company - Early Printed Books, Substantive Manuscripts, U.S. and Latin Americana, Mexico & New World Languages, Hispanica, Histories & the History of Ideas, Travels, Cookery, Law, Religion, & Bibles (All Antiquarian)

YOUR BOOK-STACK, on the counter . . . 

Items selected from our database:

(John Paul Jones).  The life and history of Paul Jones, the English corsair: Giving an account of the extraordinary perils, escapes, and voyages, of that bold and determined pirate and smuggler. London: Dean & Munday, [1810–20?]. 8vo (19 cm, 7.48"). Col. fold. frontis., [2], [7]-32 pp.
$325.00

Tales of derring-do from a bold naval commander accounted a hero by some and a pirate by others — with the present version of his life not shying away from the sordid details of his early history while still lauding his subsequent naval triumphs on behalf of the United States. This early printing opens with a => hand-colored folding frontispiece depicting the captain shooting his lieutenant for attempting to strike his colors.
        Provenance: From the children's book collection of Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

Recent marbled paper wrappers in a striking green and red ripple pattern. Minor offsetting to title-page from frontispiece; pages faintly age-toned, otherwise clean and fresh. => A pleasing copy of an uncommon and attractive item.  (41799)   Please RESHELVE This.


Items from our illustrated catalogues:


Your selections will be SAFELY SAVED until you successfully
   accomplish your order or leave our site.
     

RE-VIEW LAST DATABASE SEARCH RESULTS

BROWSE/SEARCH MORE SHELVES!    |    PLACE THAT ORDER!

E-MAIL US   |   PRB&M HOME

All material © 2021 
 The Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company, LLC
PRB&M/SessaBks