|About the Book|
These books are the illustrated versions of the original Howard Pyles Books.When we think of pirates, a few names immediately come to mind, among them one who has become legendary in his ruthless attacks on innocent ships, which he then plunderedMoreThese books are the illustrated versions of the original Howard Pyles Books.When we think of pirates, a few names immediately come to mind, among them one who has become legendary in his ruthless attacks on innocent ships, which he then plundered of all valuables to make him staggeringly wealthy. Equally legendary was his habit of bury his hoards of treasure up and down the eastern seaboard.However, Kidd was a second rate pirate and a man who seemed to be constantly pursued by bad luck. Blackbeard, and many others, were far more successful pirates and deserve the many stories that surround them.We owe much of what we know about Captain Kidd and other cutthroats to a handful of now out of print publications, which are often referred to by historians and story tellers researching the life and myths of pirates. Two of these books, THE BOOK OF BURIED TREASURE. BEING A TRUE HISTORY OF THE GOLD, JEWELS, AND PLATE OF PIRATES, GALLEONS, ETC., WHICH ARE SOUGHT FOR TO THIS DAY BY RALPH D. PAINE, and HOWARD PYLES BOOK OF PIRATES - Fiction, Fact & Fancy concerning the Buccaneers & Mariners of the Spanish Main: From the writing & Pictures of Howard Pyle, are two of these source books included in this publication.They give a fascinating insight to the lives of pirates and the lengths some treasure hunters will go to in their search for pirate booty, some of which was found.These are the full and unabridged versions and include all images appearing in the original publications. HOWARD PYLES BOOK OF PIRATES included in this publication is the rarer colour plate version.Both books have been typed from the originals and are NOT the scanned copies which include portions of unreadable text.Chapters, illustrations, etc. are all indexed with live links.