1659 John Smith Voyages & Legend of Captain Jones by Welsh Lloyd GIANTS Pirates

LLOYD, David

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David Lloyd was a 17th-century Welsh clergyman who is best remembered for his epic poem ‘The Legend of Captain Jones’. This piece of Welsh literature tells the tale of Captain Jones, his sea adventures, slaying giants, battles and wars with the Turks, imprisonment, and daring escapes! It has long been assumed that the satirical nature of this poem was directly aimed at the famed English explorer John Smith with historians citing many similarities to Jones’s adventures to those that Smith encountered (Modarelli).

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1659 John Smith Voyages & Legend of Captain Jones by Welsh Lloyd GIANTS Pirates

 

David Lloyd was a 17th-century Welsh clergyman who is best remembered for his epic poem ‘The Legend of Captain Jones’. This piece of Welsh literature tells the tale of Captain Jones, his sea adventures, slaying giants, battles and wars with the Turks, imprisonment, and daring escapes! It has long been assumed that the satirical nature of this poem was directly aimed at the famed English explorer John Smith with historians citing many similarities to Jones’s adventures to those that Smith encountered (Modarelli).

 

Item number: #9844

Price: $1500

 

LLOYD, David

 

The legend of Captain Jones: Relating his adventure to sea: His first landing, and strange combat with a mighty bear. His furious battel with his six and thirty men, against the army of eleven kings, with their overthrow and deaths. His relieving of Kemper Castle. His strange and admirable sea-fight with six huge gallies of Spain, and nine thousand souldiers

 

London: Printed for Humphrey Moseley, and are to be sold at his shop, at the Prince’s Armes in St. Paul’s Church-yard, 1659.

 

Details:

  • Collation: textually complete 2 parts in 1
    • Part I – [24], 18, [2]
      • facsimile frontispiece provided
    • Part II – [4], 25-71, [1]
      • Publ: London: Richard Marriot, 1656
    • References: BMC G.18850; Modarelli, Transatlantic Genealogy of American Anglo-Saxonism;
    • Provenance: Handwritten
      • Rodulphus (Ralph) Braddock, 1682, Chyrurgion
      • Charles Yardley
      • Henry Yardley, 1712
      • Judithe Weston
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather
    • Size: ~5.75in X 3.5in (14.5cm x 9cm)
    • VERY rare and desirable with auction records and price comparisons at $3,000

 

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9844

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

LLOYD, David

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete