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THE LOG OF THE BOUNTY being Lieutenant William Bligh's Log of the Proceedings of His Majesty's armed vessel Bounty in a voyage to the South Seas, to take the Breadfruit from the Society Islands to the West Indies.... Now published for the first time.
London, Golden Cockerell Press, 1937.. from the manuscript in the Admiralty Records, with an Introduction and Notes by Owen Rutter, Comments on Bligh's Navigation by Rear-Admiral J. A. Edgell, O.B.E., Hydrographer of the Navy. FIRST EDITION 1937, two volumes, complete set, EDITION LIMITED TO 300 COPIES OF WHICH THIS IS No. 71, folio, approximately 320 x 190 mm, 12¾ x 7½ inches, illustrated with 4 wood engravings by Lynton Lamb, 2 in each volume, 2 full page maps and plan of th Bounty's Launch, pages: 435; 260, bound in the original publisher's three colour cloth, gilt titles to spine. Corners very slightly rubbed, pin hole to top of spine of volume 2, a little pale foxing to cream cloth, light wear and slight staining to lower edge of upper cover of Volume I (see image), a touch of fading and a few minor marks to spines, pale age browning to margins, a little foxing to fore-edges of Volume I, no inscriptions, contents clean. A good plus set, bindings tight and firm. Laid in is a single-leaf Prospectus for 'Bligh's Voyage in the Resource'. See: Jonathan A. Hill, The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, Volume 1, page 27-28, "The log contains many important passages which do not appear in either of Bligh's previously published books, as well as information patiently collected on the social life of the Tahitians. Much of the technical details is of great interest to those who care for ships and the sea". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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