Jul 30, 2020 - Sale 2543

Sale 2543 - Lot 302

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 900
Trials, Piracy. The Tryals of Joseph Dawson, Edward Forseith, William May, William Bishop, James Lewis, and John Sparkes for Several Piracies and Robberies. Folio, A-G2, 28 pages, disbound, rare at auction, three copies have been offered since 1920; 11 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. London: for John Everingham, 1696.

Additional Details

First edition. This report covers the trial Henry Every's crew regarding the attack on the ship Ganj-i-sawai, an Indian ship of the Grand Mughal's fleet. Perhaps the greatest ship ever taken by pirates, it carried more than 500,000 gold and silver pieces. Wing T-2252; ESTC R38357.