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Author Name    Preston, Diana and Michael

Title   A PIRATE OF EXQUISITE MIND EXPLORER, NATURALIST AND BUCCANEER; THE LIFE OF WILLIAM DAMPIER

Binding   Paper covered boards

Book Condition   As new

Jacket Condition   As New Jacket

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York Walker & Company 2004

Seller ID   29

M8vo. (9.5” x 6.5”). pp. ix; 371. Brown paper covered boards with titles stamped in gilt on the spine; endpapers illus.with maps of Dampier’s voyages; 65 b/w illustrations and maps; includes notes and sources, bliography and a full index. In original dust jacket. Darwin took Dampier's books aboard the Beagle. Swift and Defoe used his experiences as inspiration in writing Gulliver’s Travels and Robinson Crusoe. Captain Cook relied on his observations while voyaging around the world. Coleridge called him a genius and “a man of exquisite mind.” As stated on the jacket, "In the history of exploration, nobody has ventured further than Englishman William Dampier. A Pirate of Exquisite Mind restores Dampier to his rightful place in history—as one of the pioneers on whose insights our understanding of the natural world was built."

pirate, privateers, Gulliver's Travels, Robinson Crusoe, Cook, exploration, naturalist, Darwin, Cook, Swift, De Foe

Price = 18.75 USD



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