PYLE,HOWARD. HOWARD PYLE'S BOOK OF PIRATES compiled by Merle Johnson. NY: Harper & Brothers. 1921 (1921 KV). Folio (9 3/4 x 12 1/2"), full brown morocco stamped in gold with gold decoration, top edge gilt, Fine condition in original publisher's box with printed label stamped "full morocco" (box flaps repaired). 1st edition, early printing. A collection of pirate stories compiled by Johnson and illustrated by Pyle with pictorial endpapers plus an abundance of color and black & white plates as well as many line illustrations throughout the text. (This copy is boldly signed by Percival G. Hart, most likely the distinguished World War I hero awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and author of a book on the 135th Aero Squadron). Nice copy of the rare leather binding.