Continue Shopping       



Pirates and Buccaneers of Early American History
         3 Complete Text on ONE CD
Aside from being WONDERFUL reading these text are great genealogical and historical references with a plethora of names, places and events

Please "Click" on the "ADD TO CART" Icon below if using your Credit Card to purchase CDs.
If Mailing your order with a Personal Check or Money Order please use our Order Form  available through this link
     


CD Price $9.99 

CD Contents
1.  The Pirates of The New England Coast 1630-1730Rare 1923 Book on The New England Pirates & Coastal Towns History, Folklore, by George Francis Dow, Published by The Marine Research Society, Salem, Massachusetts, Within this file, George Francis Dow, the curator of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities and John Henry Edmonds, Massachuseets State Archivist provide a enormous volume of historical accounts, local histories and so much more. The volume has many illustrations from the period which combined with the author's narrative makes you feel like you are there with him experiencing a tour of how things were in back in time on the high seas and on the seabord towns of the New England coast, 394 pages.
From the Preface
There is scarcely a sandy beach on New England's long and deeply indented coastline that has not connected with it some traditionary tale of the landing of Pirates or their buried treasure. Many of these half-forgotten may have had an origin in the operations of early smuglers in the evasion of the British Navigation Acts, but it is undoubtedly true that pirates did frequent this coast, begining with the early days of its settlement, and during their periodical appearances, robbed and destroyed shipping almost will. In gathering material relating to this subject no atempt has been made to include the traditionary lore. Public records of the time supply an astonishing amount detailed information, but the principal source for first-hand information on the operations of pirate vessels during the first twenty-five years of the eighteenth century, the period when piracy was most frequent and least controlled, is the "History of the Pirates" by Capt. Charles Johnson. It has been claimed that the author at one time sailed in a pirate ship and therefore wrote from a personal knowledge of many of the events described. It seems impossible that anyone could have obtained such circumstantial narrative of illicit life on the open sea unless he had lived in intimate personal acquaintance with a number of those who took part in the stirring actions recounted. Some of his tales are so extraordinary they seem improbable — impossible of belief. And yet, portion of his history relating to the North Atlantic coast been verified by original records and items of current in the newspapers and found to be a truthful relation in all essential details.

Table Of Contents
PREFACE ................................. v
TABLE OF CONTENTS ...................... vii
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS .................... ix
INTRODUCTION BY CAPT. ERNEST H. PENTECOST, R.N.R. .......................... xvii
I THE BEGINNINGS OF ENGLISH PIRACY ........ 1
II DIXEY BULL, THE FIRST PIRATE IN NEW ENGLAND WATERS AND SOME OTHERS WHO FOLLOWED HIM......,.............?....... 20
III JOHN RHODES, PILOT OF THE DUTCH PIRATES ON THE COAST OF MAINE................. 44
IV THOMAS POUND, PILOT OF THE KING'S FRIGATE, WHO BECAME A PIRATE AND DIED A GENTLEMAN .................................. 54
V WILLIAM KIDD, PRIVATEERSMAN AND REPUTED PIRATE ................................ 73
VI THOMAS TEW, WHO RETIRED AND LIVED AT NEWPORT.............................. 84
VII JOHN QUELCH AND HIS CREW, WHO WERE HANGED AT BOSTON AND THEIR GOLD DISTRIBUTED .............................. 99
VIII SAMUEL BELLAMY, WHOSE SHIP WAS WRECKED AT WELLFLEET AND 142 DROWNED. ........ 116
IX GEORG.E LOWTHER, WHO CAPTURED THIRTY-THREE VESSELS IN SEVENTEEN MONTHS. .... 132
X NED LOW OF BOSTON AND HOW HE BECAME A PIRATE CAPTAIN. ....................... 141
XI CAPTAIN ROBERTS' CURIOUS ACCOUNT OF WHAT HAPPENED ON Low's SHIP ........... 157
XII THE BRUTAL CAREER AND MISERABLE END OF NED LOW.............................. 200
XIII THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF PHILIP AsHTON 218
XIV NICHOLAS MERRITT'S ACCOUNT OF HIS ESCAPE FROM PIRATES .......................... 270
XV FRANCIS FARRINGTON SPRIGGS, THE COMPANION OF NED Low........................ 277
XVI CHARLES HARRIS, WHO WAS HANGED AT NEWPORT WITH TWENTY-FIVE OF HIS CREW. ..... 288
XVII JOHN PHILLIPS, WHOSE HEAD WAS CUT OFF AND PICKLED. .......................... 310
XVIII WILLIAM FLY, WHO WAS HANGED IN CHAINS ON NIX'S MATE ........................ 328
XIX PIRATE HAUNTS AND CRUISING GROUNDS ...... 338
XX PIRATE LIFE AND DEATH .................... 353
APPENDIX
I CAPTAIN PLOUGHMAN'S COMMISSION .. 371
II CAPTAIN PLOUGHMAN'S INSTRUCTIONS. 373
III DYING SPEECH OF CAPTAIN QUELCH. . 376
IV JOHN FILLMORE'S NARRATIVE. ........ 379
V AN" ACT OF GRACE"................ 381
INDEX ................. ................. 383

2.  Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates : fiction, fact and fancy concerning the buccaneers & marooners of the Spanish Main, Harper & Brothers New York and London, 1921

Contents


FOREWORD BY MERLE JOHNSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi
PREFACE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii
I. BUCCANEERS AND MAROONERS OF THE SPANISH MAIN. . .3
II. THE GHOST OF CAPTAIN BRAND. . . . . . . . . . . 39
III. WITH THE BUCCANEERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
IV. TOM CHIST AND THE TREASURE BOX. . . . . . . . . 99
V. JACK BALLISTER'S FORTUNES . . . . . . . . . . .129
VI. BLUESKIN THE PIRATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
VII. CAPTAIN SCARFIELD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187

FOREWORD

   PIRATES, Buccaneers, Marooners, those cruel but picturesque sea wolves who once infested the Spanish Main, all live in present-day conceptions in great degree as drawn by the pen and pencil of Howard Pyle.
   Pyle, artist-author, living in the latter half of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth, had the fine faculty of transposing himself into any chosen period of history and making its people flesh and blood again -- not just historical puppets. His characters were sketched with both words and picture; with both words and picture he ranks as a master, with a rich personality which makes his work individual and attractive in either medium.
   He was one of the founders of present-day American illustration, and his pupils and grand-pupils pervade that field to-day. While he bore no such important part in the world of letters, his stories are modern in treatment, and yet widely read. His range included historical treatises concerning his favorite Pirates (Quaker though he was); fiction, with the same Pirates as principals; Americanized version of Old World fairy tales; boy stories of the Middle Ages, still best sellers to growing lads; stories of the occult, such as In Tenebras and To the Soil of the Earth, which, if newly published, would be hailed as contributions to our latest cult.
   In all these fields Pyle's work may be equaled, surpassed, save in one. It is improbable that anyone else will ever bring his combination of interest and talent to the depiction of these old-time Pirates, any more than there could be a second Remington to paint the now extinct Indians and gun-fighters of the Great West.
   Important and interesting to the student of history, the adventure-lover, and the artist, as they are, these Pirate stories and pictures have been scattered through many magazines and books. Here, in this volume, they are gathered together for the first time, perhaps not just as Mr. Pyle would have done, but with a completeness and appreciation of the real value of the material which the author's modesty might not have permitted.


3.  Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coastsby Frank R. Stockton, Grosset and Dunlap Publishers, 1897, abt 150 pages
Contents
I.      The Bold Buccaneers                                 1
II.     Some Masters in Piracy                              7
III.    Pupils in Piracy                                   16
IV.     Peter the Great                                    23
V.      The Story of a Pearl Pirate                        31
VI.     The Surprising Adventures of Bartholemy Portuguez  39
VII.    The Pirate who could not Swim                      49
VIII.   How Bartholemy rested Himself                      59
IX.     A Pirate Author                                    65
X.      The Story of Roc, the Brazilian                    72
XI.     A Buccaneer Boom                                   89
XII.    The Story of L'Olonnois the Cruel                  94
XIII.   A Resurrected Pirate                              100
XIV.    Villany on a Grand Scale                          109
XV.     A Just Reward                                     119
XVI.    A Pirate Potentate                                132
XVII.   How Morgan was helped by Some Religious People    145
XVIII.  A Piratical Aftermath                             153
XIX.    A Tight Place for Morgan                          159
XX.     The Story of a High-Minded Pirate                 171
XXI.    Exit Buccaneer; Enter Pirate                      192
XXII.   The Great Blackbeard comes upon the Stage         200
XXIII.  A True-Hearted Sailor draws his Sword             210
XXIV.   A Greenhorn under the Black Flag                  217
XXV.    Bonnet again to the Front                         224
XXVI.   The Battle of the Sand Bars                       233
XXVII.  A Six Weeks' Pirate                               243
XXVIII. The Story of Two Women Pirates                    253
XXIX.   A Pirate from Boyhood                             263
XXX.    A Pirate of the Gulf                              277
XXXI.   The Pirate of the Buried Treasure                 291
XXXII.  The Real Captain Kidd                             309

About Our CDs

      Many of our CDs are composed of collections of multiple texts and documents concentrating on specific regions or subject areas.  Many contain 5, 10 or more separate publications.  Each CD is truly a reference BONANZA to the home historian with thousands of pages of research information.  The age of most of these text make them inaccessible to the average researcher.  Naturally their scarcity and fragility makes them very expensive to acquire  hence often kept under lock and key in an effort to preserve them. Unfortunately this also makes them unavailable for public view. Our CDs are produced by scanning the actual pages of the original text making them not only excellent resources but archival copies available for future generations. If you could find a hard copy of any of these books it would cost hundreds of dollars - individually worth many times the cost of  a CD. The average cost of a single CD, containing our "theme or regional" based collections has been kept affordable in an effort to make this information obtainable to as many home researchers as possible.
     Our CDs have become the ultimate research tool. Having a copy on hand allows research at your leisure and your schedule while in the comfort of your home. Additionally you can still print individual or groups of pages as you need directly from your CDs.  Giving you the best of both old and new research techniques.  Unless otherwise noted most pdf Files are now searchable.  Searchable pdf files allow single or multiple file searches with one search request.
     Our CDs are designed to be easily used even for those new to computers.    The opening menu, which opens much like a web page (utilizing your browser and a link like navigation system), is easily navigated and extremely user friendly.
     Before using our CDs please update your Adobe Reader to the newest version available.  Updates are available as free downloads at adobe.com.  Our CDs now work with both major operating systems  -- Windows and MAC OSX