Book of Pirates


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Author: Michael Hague

Illustrator: Michael Hague



HAGUE, Michael. The Book of Pirates. Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague. [NY]: HarperCollins [2001]. 4to, 157pp. Navy board spine stamped in gold foil with blue boards. Color pictorial endpapers; color and b&w illustrations throughout. Lower corners a tad bumped, else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket. Signed with a 7½” x 7” full-page drawing of a pirate skeleton by the artist, Michael Hague.

First edition. A swashbuckling collection of eleven classic stories and poems by such masters as Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, J. M. Barrie, Washington Irving, and John Masefield. In his dramatic illustrations Michael Hague takes readers to a faraway world filled with adventure, excitement, and danger. With such legendary characters as Long John Silver, Captain Hook – even Captain Kidd himself – this heady mixture of tales from the time when pirates ruled the seas is a true delight!