New York: Hyperion, 2005. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. 8vo, black quarter cloth with gold lettering on spine over golden boards, illustrated with B&W in-text images from the period & 16 glossy pages of photographs, an archival quality clear plastic cover protects the pictorial dust jacket (not price-clipped) depicting an Arab dagger & pieces of eight, map endpapers, xi, [xii-xiv] + 432 pages with deckle edges. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #4005
Richard Zacks was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1955 but grew up in New York. He had a remarkably diverse education and attended Horace Mann ('73), the University of Michigan ('79) and Columbia Journalism School ('81). He was a Classical Greek major at the University of Michigan and studied Arabic in Cairo, Italian in Perugia, and French in France.
He has written several well researched and exciting studies: History Laid Bare (1994) about unusual accounts of love and sex; An Underground Education (1997); plus the adventurous Pirate Hunter, Island of Vice, and THE PIRATE COAST.
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION: tight, bright, clean with a sharp clean dust jacket (unclipped). No remainder markings.