A general history of the pyrates,
from their first rise and settlement in the island of Providence, to the present time; with the remarkable actions and adventures of the two female pyrates Mary Read and Anne Bonny. To which is added a short abstract of the statute and civil law in relation to pyracy.
By Captain Charles Johnson.
|Main Author:||Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731,|
London : Printed for, and sold by T. Woodward, 1726-
First published with title: A general history of the robberies and murders of the most notorious pyrates. London, Printed for C. Rivington, 1724. Vol. 2, dealing chiefly with the pirates of Madagascar, was first published July 25, 1978. The 1726 ed.. of v.1 and this 1728 ed. of v.2 are usually regarded as the complete 4th ed. of the History. Cf. Moore, item 458.
Attribution to Defoe is based on internal relationship to his works of proven authorship, together with supporting external evidence. Cf. J. R. Moore. Defoe in the pillory 1939. p. 126-188.
Vol. 2 has title: The history of the pyrates, containing the lives of Captain Misson [and others] ... and their several crews. Intermix'd with a description of Magadoxa in Ethiopia ... taken from Captain Beavis's Journal. London, Printed and sold by T. Woodward 
engr. plates, 2 fold maps.
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