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1 Arnold-Forster At War with the Smugglers

Annapolis: USNI 1970 reprint of 1936 1st. A fascinating portrait of an 18th century collector of customs on the Isle of Wight. Dust jacket, blue cloth, map endpapers, contents as new, Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Botting, Douglas Time-Life Seafarers Series: The Pirates

Alexandria VA: Time-Life 1979, 2nd printing. The Golden Age of piracy lasted only 30 years, and the truth is even more fascinating than the romantic tales we still tell about them. No dust jacket (none issued), tall 4to in black faux leather with color plate pasted-down on front boards, illustrated throughout, map endpapers, index, 192pp, contents clean and tight with no marks, near Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Burnett, John S. Dangerous Waters

New York: Plume / Penguin [2002] 2003, 3rd printing thus. Burnett describes modern piracy and terror on the high seas, from a first-hand perspective. SOFT cover, 8vo, 346pp, some shelf-wear, no marks, Good. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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4 Cleugh Captain Thomas Johnstone

London: Andrew Melrose Ltd. 1955, 1st edition. A biography of Johnstone (1772-1839) recounting his adventures as a pilot, smuggler, and caption of the revenue cutter 'HMS Fox.' No dust jacket, 8vo in green satin, 23 engravings, index, 318pp, light stain on lower edge of front board, contents clean and tight with no marks, Good. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 Clifford, Barry Return to Treasure Island and the Search for Captain Kidd

New York: William Morrow & Company 2003, 1st printing. Clifford and co-author Paul Perry weave together two stories: the saga of Kidd and the quest for his treasure ship, the 'Adventure Galley.' Dust jacket, 8vo in ochre cloth and blue paper, b&w illustrations throughout, 278pp, as new, Fine/Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Davidson, Louis B. Strange Crimes At Sea

New York: Grosset & Dunlap [1954] 1966 reprint edition. Davidson and Eddie Doherty recreate twelve of the most notable crimes on the high seas in the past 2000 years, in this handsomely produced edition with illustrations by Gordon Grant and an introduction by William McFee. Dust jacket, small 4to in pictorial cloth, pictorial endpapers, four full-page drawings, 248pp, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good. 
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7 Day, Beth Passage Perilous

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons 1962. A dramatized account of the hijacking of the luxury liner Santa Maria in 1961, based on official records and first-hand evidence by eyewitnesses. No dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in navy linen and grey buckram, 253pp, contents clean and tight, Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Ellms, Charles Pirates, The

Salem MA: Marine Research Society, Publication No. 4, 1924. Sub-titled, 'Authentic Narratives of the lives, exploits, and executions of the celebrated sea robbers, a compilation of tales originally published anonymously in 1837 and here reprinted with additional illustrations by MRS. No dust jacket, small 8vo in black cloth, decorative endpapers, very light shelf-wear, contents clean and tight with no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Hardberger, Max Seized

London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010. A sea captain's adventures battling pirates and recovering stolen ships in the world's most troubled waters. SOFT cover, 8vo perfect-bound, index, 294pp, no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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10 Jackson Privateers in Charleston, 1793-1796

Washington DC: GPO, Smithsonian Institution Press 1969. An account of a French palatinate in South Carolina, 1793-1796, lavishly illustrated. No dust jacket as issued, green buckram, map endpapers, inscription on title else no marks, clean and tight, near Fine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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11 Jacquier, Henri Piracy in the Pacific

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company 1976. Translated from the French, this is the true story of the incredible adventures of the Rorique brothers--if that was their real name--in the South Pacific of the 1880s. Dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, 18 b&w photos, 198pp, near Fine/Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Kendall, Charles W. Private Men-of-War

New York: Robert M. McBride & Company Ltd. 1932, 1st US edition. Kendall provides a succinct survey of privateersmen through the ages, from the 13th century to the 19th. No dust jacket, 8vo in red marbled cloth, 26 b&w plates, bibliography, index, 308pp, some etching of boards, light foxing beginning on plates but all clear and sharp, tight with no marks, Good. 
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13 Kilmeade, Brian Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

New York: Sentinel/Random House 2005, 1st printing. Kilmeade and co-author Don Yeager present the story of the forgotten war that changed American history. Dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in cream and blue cloth, map endpapers, 23 color and b&w photos, end-notes, notes on sources, index, 238pp, as new, Fine/Fine. 
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14 Leslie, Edward E. Desperate Journeys, Abandoned Souls

Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1988. True stories of castaways and other survivors. SOFT cover, 8vo, 586pp, slightly canted, mark on bottom edge o/w no marks, Good. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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15 Marx, Robert B. Treasure Fleets of the Spanish Main, The

Cleveland: World Publishing Company 1968. Marx presents a comprehensive and colorful history of the 300 years of the Spanish 'flota' trade route system. Dust jacket with several tears but intact, 4to in pictorial cloth boards, b&w illustrations throughout, index, 127pp, clean and tight with no marks, Fine/Fair. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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16 McFee, William Law of the Sea, The

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company 1950, 1st edition. McFee presents the development of the rule of law on the high seas, with exciting stories of maritime adventure introducing the principal subjects. Dust jacket badly torn across front and portions missing but intact, 8vo in navy cloth, bibliography, two appendices, index, 318pp, clean and tight with no marks, Good/Poor. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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17 Nelson, James A. (BC2) Blackbirder, The

New York: William Morrow 2001, 1st edition, 1st printing. Book Two of the Brethren of the Coast series continues the adventures of Thomas Marlowe, this time in pursuit of an ex-slave and former comrade-in-arms. Dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in red cloth and red paper, 336pp, new, Fine. 
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18 Rowan Four Days of Mayaguez, The

New York: W. W. Norton & Company 1975, 1st printing. The full story of Cambodia's capture of an American cargo ship--what happened during the capture, the attack, the recovery--based on first-hand accounts. Dust jacket, 8vo in blue linen, 29 photos, 224pp, near Fine. 
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19 Seitz Tryal of Capt. William Kidd, The

New York: Rufus Rockwell Wilson 1936. LIMITED to 650 copies of which this is No. 378. Verbatim transcript of trial testimony at the Old Bailey, 1701, and including the trials of Churchill, Howe, Lamley, Jenkins, Loff, Parrot, Owens, Barlicorn, and Mullins. No dust jacket, black buckram somewhat etched, contents excellent with no marks, overall Very Good. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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20 Shomette, Donald G. Pirates on the Chesapeake

Centreville MD: Tidewater Publishers 1985, 1st edition, 1st printing. Well-researched account of the pirates, picaroons, and raiders on Chesapeake Bay from 1610 to 1807. Dust jacket with a few tears, 8vo half-bound in red cloth and black paper, b&w drawings, index, 344pp, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good/Fair. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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