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BLIGH, Lieutenant William.
A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEA, undertaken by command of His Majesty, for the purpose of conveying the bread-fruit tree to the West Indies, in His Majesty's Ship the Bounty, commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh.
Published by Permission of the LORDS COMMISSIONERS of the ADMIRALTY. London printed for George Nicol bookseller to His Majesty Pall-Mall, 1792. Including an account of the MUTINY on board the said ship, and the SUBSEQUENT VOYAGE of Part of the Crew, in the Ship's Boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies. FIRST EDITION 1792. 4to, approximately 315 x 240 mm, 12½ x 9½ inches, engraved frontispiece portrait of Bligh plus 7 other engraved plates, 5 folding, pages: [10], [1]-264. Chapter xiii, A Mutiny in the Ship. Rebound in half modern blue calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered label, gilt ships to spine, gilt rules, gilt to raised bands and gilt date to foot of spine, marbled endpapers, pages untrimmed as issued, title page and many pages with watermark. Offset from engraved plates onto text, pale browning and staining to frontispiece, pale offset and age-browning to title page, bread-fruit tree outer marging trimmed, 1 blank corner neatly repaired, not affecting text, neat repairs to strengthen a few edges at beginning, a few small neat repairs to blank margins, hardly noticeable, pale browning and pale stains to margins, heavier at beginning and end, edges a little ragged and with small closed tears due to being untrimmed, especially the frontispiece and last large folding plate (see images attached to listing), pale staining to large folding plate, a little light black speckling to plates and a few margins, not unslightly, occasional small brown spot, otherwise a good copy. The Hill Collection of Voyages, on page 27 st … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
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