The Pyracies of Captain Singleton by D. Defoe


2nd edition

Printed for John King at Sir Walter Raleigh’s Head and Thomas King at Shakespear’s Head in Mayfair near Little Moorgate, London 1737


The Life remarkable Adventures and Pyracies of the Famous Capt. Singleton 

A very good condition copy of The Pyracies of Capt. Singleton. The character, Singleton is believed to have been partly inspired by the exploits of the English pirate, Henry Every. It retells the adventures across land and sea of Africa and the East Indies. Singleton’s adventure begins with his abduction and sale as a boy into the slave trade. Defoe writes of the “Plantation” within the novel  as “a site of unfree, hard labour” and some believe this was a commentary of the institution of slavery. 19th century calf with initials surmounted by a crown on the upper board with light age toning. Rubbed boards. All edges red. Library case “N” on the mottle end papers. 12mo 324 pp.

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