London, South Kensington
6 April 2011
BLIGH, William (1754-1817). A Voyage to the South Sea ... in His Majesty's Ship the Bounty ... including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship. London: printed for George Nicol, 1792. 4° (305 x 244mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece and 7 engraved plates, plans and charts, 5 of which folding. (Occasional light spotting and offsetting, portrait more heavily spotted.) Recent half calf (extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: Malin and Constantine Sorsbie (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of the official account of the Bounty's voyage and edited, at Bligh's request, by the historian James Burney under the direction of Sir Joseph Banks. Ferguson 125; Hill Pacific Voyages p.27; Sabin 5910; Wantrup pp.128-130.
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