410 pages, illustrated. "Published in Dublin in 1755, these gutsy and thoroughly uninhibited memoirs were immediately confiscated and destroyed by the author's outraged family, only a few copies escaping their pious wrath. This is an important historical source, known theretofore only to a few scholars, and never before published in a modern annotated edition. The memoirs were written to entertain and are indeed superbly entertaining; but their great value to the historian lies in the fact the Peter Drake, though gentle-born, lived and recorded the life of a common soldier and adventurer in an age whose historical records are almost exclusively the work of scholars and literary men." FINE HARDCOVER, GOOD DUST JACKET. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: AMIABLE RENEGADE. The Memoirs Of Captain ...
Publisher: Stanford University Press:
Publication Date: 1960
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1960. Book Condition: Good. 1St Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP94594345
Book Description Stanford U., California, 1960. Book Condition: vg/vg dj. 8vo, 410 pp. Dust jacket appears to have been chewed by small rodent at top front, additional chipping at corners, some soiling, pgs clean. Bookseller Inventory # 26814