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Penguin Random House

Pirateology by Captain William Lubber and Dugald A. Steer


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Product Code: 9780763631437


Aar! Hoist the sails for a lavish new discovery filled with treasures — a magnificent resource for pirate lovers everywhere.

Step lively, pirate foes and fanciers! Mysterious booty found inside a long-lost sea chest, hidden for hundreds of years off the coast of Newfoundland, has just been uncovered for your enjoyment. Within these covers is the fascinating eighteenth-century journal of Captain William Lubber, an earnest soul who sailed the seas in search of the vicious female pirate Arabella Drummond. Prepare for a mesmerizing tale of the golden age of piracy — from storm-tossed sailing ships to tantalizing treasure islands, from pirates’ flags and fashions to their wily weapons and wicked ways. An extraordinary find for pirateologists, here is a true and complete companion for the dedicated pirate hunter.

PIRATEOLOGY’s special treasures include:
– a stunning cover bearing a working compass and glittering gems
– treasure map with a missing piece — for the canny reader to find
– multiple flaps, maps, charts, and booklets harboring codes and clues
– intricate drawings of ships’ interiors
– a packet of gold dust
– a pocket sundial
– a cache of pirate letters, pieces of eight — and a jewel as a final reward