Karraker, Cyrus H. Piracy was a Business. 1953 First Edition.

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Cyrus H. Karraker. Piracy was a Business. (West Rindge, NH: Richard R. Smith Publisher, 1953). First Edition.

Binding: Hardcover (Original Cloth). Book Condition: Very Good- Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. Size: 8"-9" - Octavo (8vo). 244 pages. Item Type: Book.

From the front flap: "Dr. Karraker, distinguished historian at Bucknell University, makes a noteworthy contribution in this book by emphasizing how consistently the merchant and politician were in league with the pirate and how valiantly those who hated piracy fought to eliminate it from the high seas .... In these pages we learn of the true personalities of those 'romantic' buccaneers we have all known, in a vague sense, since childhood ... in a work designed to be read with consuming interest by both general reader and scholar."

Text block is tight and unmarked, though the pages have toned with age. The page edges are clean, but slightly browned. No foxing in this copy.

Hardcover bound in red cloth over boards with the title in bright gilt on the front cover and spine. The top corner of the front cover has sustained a serious bump, turning the corner. The bottom corner of the rear cover is also turned in. Normal shelfwear at the head and foot of the spine. 

Clipped plain paper dust wrapper shows wear at the folds and has wear, including some shallow chipping, along the edges. The spine is darkened from exposure.

Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 0 lbs 14 oz. Category: History; Pirates; United States; 1950s; ISBN: No ISBN. Inventory No: 1320.
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