GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. RAVILIOUS, Eric. SMITH, Aaron. ~ The Atrocities of the Pirates; being a Faithful Narrative of the Unparalleled Sufferings endured by the author during his captivity among the pirates of the Island of Cuba; with an account of the excesses and barbarities of those inhuman freebooters
No.169 of 500 copies. 10 wood engravings by Eric Ravilious. 8vo., original black cloth backed red boards, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Boards rubbed with a little bumping to the corners, free endpapers browned.
Ravilious illustrates the account, original published in 1824, of Aaron Smith who, having been captured by Cuban pirates, managed to escape only to be arrested and tried for piracy himself in the Old Bailey.