Book of Pirates. By Howard Pyle. First American Edition, Early Printing. Harper & Bros. New York, 1926.

$200.00

Howard Pyle is well known as the founder of the American Brandywine School of illustrators at the turn of the 20th century and for having revived children’s books. His acclaimed students include N.C Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Harvey Dunn, and others. Some of Pyle’s most popular works include The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood and King Arthur as well as this Book of Pirates. Pyle’s work is often credited as the progenitor of our modern sense of pirate imagery, with sash belts holding up long cutlasses, and tricorne hats atop grim faces with beard or mustache. In the Book of Pirates, Pyle’s illustrations are timeless and grand.

This stunning and rare copy of Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates was compiled by Merle Johnson. It is a first American edition, early printing from 1926, with “E-A” on the copyright page. In the original black cloth boards, near fine with only minor fading. Text block near fine, only former owner’s signature and faint crease to a few pages, not affecting text, and chip to plate 154, not affecting image. All but one illustration present–plate 116 is missing, but by publisher’s error. Publisher’s glue on plate 93 just starting, else fine. In the original dust jacket, near fine with only minor closed tears. In the original glassine, exceptionally scarce.

An excellent edition of Howard Pyle’s classic work. Rare in this condition.

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Book of Pirates. By Howard Pyle. First American Edition, Early Printing. Harper & Bros. New York, 1926.

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Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 12 × 5 in