The age of piracy a history. by Robert Carse

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Published by Rinehart in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Spanish Main.

Subjects:

  • Pirates.,
  • Spanish Main.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 264-265.

Book details

StatementWith illus. by Ted Trinkaus.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF2161 .C3
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 276 p.
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6220326M
LC Control Number57005056
OCLC/WorldCa1526537

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