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[Pirates, Floridana, Tarpon Fishing] The Legend of Useppa by  John Law (1862-1952) Kerr - 1st Edition - 1939 - from Blind Horse Books [ABAA - FABA] (SKU: 014652)

[Pirates, Floridana, Tarpon Fishing] The Legend of Useppa

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[Pirates, Floridana, Tarpon Fishing] The Legend of Useppa

by Kerr, John Law (1862-1952)

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USA: Privately Printed, 1939. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

Case binding of blue cloth over boards; Title stamped in black on the front. The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal shelf handling wear with mild age-fading to the cloth. 8vo; 7.75 inches tall (20cm); [4], 35 pages, illustrations, map, portraits. First Edition, First Printing. ---------

An uncommon piece of Floridana and Angling history with One copy located in the United Kingdom at the national Art Library. [OCLC 1008032494] Partially reprinted in the 1950s. ------------ Useppa Island is an island located near the northern end of Pine Island Sound in Lee County, Florida, United States. It has been known for luxury resorts since the late 19th century, and it is currently the home of the private Useppa Island Club. On May 21, 1996, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, due to its archaeological significance. ----------- Like the nearby islands of Gasparilla, Sanibel, and Captiva, a folk etymology has developed connecting Useppa Island's name to the legendary pirate captain José Gaspar, also known as Gasparilla. A local folk story, extant in at least two versions, tells of Gaspar kidnapping a Spanish princess, with whom he becomes enamored. When she spurns his advances he kills her but is overtaken by remorse and buries her himself on the beach. [wiki] ------------- Barron Collier bought the island in 1911, enlarging an existing hotel and adding tennis courts and a golf course. In 1960 the island was used as a training site for Cuban exiles who were preparing for the Bay of Pigs invasion. Collier was a public figure of some renown. Under his leadership, the Collier family became the largest land developer in Florida, and were involved in such projects as drainage of the Everglades. ------------ Keywords: Useppa Island, Florida; Florida, History; Legends, Florida; Charlotte County. .


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[Pirates, Floridana, Tarpon Fishing] The Legend of Useppa
Kerr, John Law (1862-1952)
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Used - Very Good
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1st Edition
Privately Printed
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Date Published
Useppa Island, Florida; Florida, History; Legends, Florida; Charlotte County.

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