Compiled by Merle Johnson, illustrated by Howard Pyle
Early printing of the first edition of this posthumous collection of Pyle's work that celebrates the influence of the artist on our popular idea of pirates – in the rare full morocco binding and publisher's box.
HOWARD PYLE'S BOOK OF PIRATES
"Pirates, Buccaneers, Marooners, those cruel but picturesque sea wolves who once infested the Spanish Main, all live in present-day conception in great degree as drawn by the pen and pencil of Howard Pyle."
This copy is signed by Percival G. Hart, most likely the distinguished World War I veteran awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and author of a book on the 135th AERO SQUADRON.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1921. 12'' x 9.25''. Original full gilt-stamped brown morocco. In original publisher's box with printed label stamped "full morocco." Pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Illustrated by Pyle with an abundance of color and black-and-white plates, as well as many line illustrations throughout. Box flaps repaired.
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