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Bucaniers of America, or, a True Account of the Most Remarkable Assaults Committed of Late Years Upon the Coasts of the West Indies, by the Bucaniers of Jamaica and Tortuga, Both English and French: Wherein Are Contained More Especially, the Unparallel'd Exploits of Sir Henry Morgan, Our English Jamaican Hero, Who Sack'd Puerto Velo, Burnt Panama. &C. Written originally in Dutch, by John Esquemeling, one of the bucaniers who was present at those tragedies ; and thence translated into Spanish, by Alonso de Bonne-Maison, doctor of physick, and practitioner at Amsterdam ; now faithfully rendred into English. Containing the dangerous voyage and bold attempts of Captain Bartholomew Sharp, and others; performed upon the coasts of the South Sea, for the space of two years, &c. From the original journal of the said voyage. Written by Mr. Basil Ringrose, gent. who was all along present at those transactions. Volume II.

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Exquemelin, Alexander. Bucaniers of America Vol. II. The first English translation of Alexander Exquemelins De Americaensche zee-roovers, first published in Dutch, 1678 recounting the history of the buccaneers.. 1685.

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Exquemelin, Alexander (1685) Bucaniers of America Vol. II. The first English translation of Alexander Exquemelins De Americaensche zee-roovers, first published in Dutch, 1678 recounting the history of the buccaneers..

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Exquemelin, Alexander, Bucaniers of America Vol. II. The first English translation of Alexander Exquemelins De Americaensche zee-roovers, first published in Dutch, 1678 recounting the history of the buccaneers.. 1685.

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First English translation; the original Dutch "De Americansche zeeroovers" (v. 1) was published at Amsterdam, 1678. The 1681 Spanish translation of Exquemelin's adds new material quite freely and without acknowledgment, and mistranslates the Dutch frequently, while this English translation of 1684 appears to be as much a translation of the Spanish edition, including most of its deviations from the Dutch original.

Volume 2 has t.p.: Bucaniers of America. The second volume. Containing the dangerous voyage and bold attempts of Captain Bartholomew Sharp, and others; performed upon the coasts of the South Sea, for the space of two years, &c. From the original journal of the said voyage. Written by Mr. Basil Ringrose, gent. who was all along present at those transactions. London: Printed for William Crooke ... 1685.

2 v : ill., maps, plans, ports. ; 24 cm (4to)

Title within double line border; tail-piece; printed marginalia. Index in each volume.

Folded map in vol. 2 (bound between p. 212 and [213]) has title: "A description of the South Sea and coasts of America containing ye whole navigation and all those places at which Capt. Sharp and his companions were in the years 1680 & 1681."

Pagination: Vol. 2: [16], 143, 140-212, [24] p., [2] folded leaves of plates (maps).

Errors: vol. 2: p. 140 misprinted 144; p. 140-143 repeated.

Bound in full contemporary speckled calf with raised spine bands, gilt decorated compartments; red gilt-stamped spine label. Armorial bookplate of Doddington Library in vol. 1. Tracy W. McGregor Library, American History Collection.

References:

Church, E.D. Catalogue of books relating to the discovery and early history of North and South America, entry 689

English short title catalogue, entry R21525 (vol. 1)

English short title catalogue, entry R20999 (vol. 2)

Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, entry 23479 (vol. 1)

Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (2nd ed.), entry E3894 (vol. 1)

Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (2nd ed.), entry E3897 (vol. 2)

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Publisher: The first English translation of Alexander Exquemelins De Americaensche zee-roovers, first published in Dutch, 1678 recounting the history of the buccaneers.

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Date Added: 2019-04-05

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