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Nausinous
20-01-09, 11:07
Okay I feel like I have made a bit of a discovery, you'll have to forgive me for being so excited, I have searched a long time for books on pirates written in the 17th or 18th century. The Pirates themselves never kept journals because many of them were illiterate. I have actually found a book that a gentlemen wrote while under pseudonym Captain Charles Johnson, I don't how he actually got the information just yet but he was a wealth of information on a number of different captains that were tyrants at sea. I'll get to my point, this all thanks to the North Carolina History & Fiction Digital Library (http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/) who have digitally scanned a number of old volumes and where I finally found my book. Here is the the link to the pirate book (http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=joh) which is almost 3 centuries old. If any you discover the first few pages after the preface are nothing but numbered dribble move on to page 17! Isn't it amazing? :D

http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/images/home/titles.gif

Geck-o-Lizard
20-01-09, 11:12
Hot damn, nice find. Wonder where I can get a hard copy?

Nausinous
20-01-09, 11:13
Hot damn, nice find. Wonder where I can get a hard copy?

Good luck searching, I bet most of them are lost :(. It's so cool that you can read the books online though! :D.

I found another good book, Blackbeard; or, The pirate of the Roanoke. A tale of the Atlantic (http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=bab), this so exciting.

Shark_Blade
20-01-09, 11:34
Once I found a blue hard bound Treasure Island book (written by Robert Louis Stevenson), I really love it and the thought of trying to steal it from the library was tempting. But I did the right thing and just borrowed it and returned it when it was due. :o Oh well.


Wow the books were scanned everything, this one 427 pages++. Some life the librarians are having huh?
But I really love this. Thanks for sharing Nausinous. :hug:

A General History Of The Pyrates
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731


...:eek:*is speechlessly happy*

Nausinous
20-01-09, 11:37
Once I found a blue hard bound Treasure Island book, I really love it and the thought of trying to steal it from the library was tempting. But I did the right thing and just borrowed it and returned it when it was due. :o Oh well.

A true Tomb Raider at heart :p

Wow the books were scanned everything 427 pages++. Some life the librarians are having huh?
But I really love this. Thanks for sharing Nausinous. :hug:

A general history of pyrates
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731


...:eek:*is speechlessly happy*

Your welcome Shark Blade :hug: I was tempted to keep it all to myself!

Its amazing how old it is! :D

Troy
20-01-09, 12:04
Good find.