A General History of the Pyrates
From Their First Rise and Settlement in the Island of Providence, to the Présent Time. With the Remarkable Actions and Adventures of the Two Female Pyrates Mary Read and Anne Bonny... To Wich is Added a Short Abstract of the Statue and Civil Law in Relation to Pyracy. The Second Edition, with Considerable Additions by Captain Charles Johnson (1724-1736).
- by Daniel Defoe (1661?-1731)
- published by T. Warner, at the Black-Boy in Pasternoster-Row, London, 1724
- published by T. Woodward, at the Half-Moon, over against St. Dunstan's Church, Fleet-Street, London, 1726
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- 1st edition (1724)
- 2nd edition (1724)
- 4th edition (1726)
- (1742) "A General and True History of the Lives and Actions of the Most Famous Highwaymen, Murderers, Street-Robbers", by Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731; Johnson, Charles, fl. 1724-1731; Smith, Alexander, fl. 1714-1726
- First published with title: A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pyrates (C. Rivington, London, 1724). Vol. 2, dealing chiefly with the pirates of Madagascar, was first published July 25, 1978. The 1726 ed.. of v.1 and this 1728 ed. of v.2 are usually regarded as the complete 4th ed. of the History. Cf. Moore, item 458.
- Attribution to Defoe is based on internal relationship to his works of proven authorship, together with supporting external evidence. Cf. J. R. Moore. Defoe in the pillory 1939. p. 126-188.
- Vol. 2 has title: The History of the Pyrates, containing the lives of Captain Misson [and others] ... and their several crews. Intermix'd with a description of Magadoxa in Ethiopia ... taken from Captain Beavis's Journal. London, Printed and sold by T. Woodward 
- <span id='Defoe'></span>Defoe, Daniel. ''[[Space:A General History of the Pyrates|A General History of the Pyrates]]'' (T. Warner, London, 1724) [ Page ].