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SHILLIBEER, Lieut. J. A Narrative of the Briton's Voyage to Pitcairn Island; including an Interesting Sketch of the Present State of the Brazils and of Spanish South America.Third Edition. London: Printed for Law and Whittaker, 1818. 8° (229 x 147mm). 16 etched plates on 12 leaves. Uncut in original blue boards, (rebacked preserving original endpapers).
AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on title-page. H.M. 'Briton' and 'Tagus' were the second ships to land on Pitcairn, 1814, after the mutiny. With eye-witness account of the death of Fletcher Christian in 1793 and the author's interview with John Adams. 'Briton' had been sent into the Pacific to search for Capt. Porter and the 'Essex' who was a threat to British whalers. First published in Taunton 1817. Hill, p. 274. Sabin 80484. Ferguson 728. together with;
Alfred McFARLAND. Mutiny in the "Bounty!" and Story of the Pitcairn Islanders. Sydney: J.J. Moore, . 8° (220 x 145mm). Engraved frontispiece, one page of advertisements. Original blue cloth gilt, cover gilt. A PRESENTATION COPY, of the first edition, inscribed and dated by the author on title-page. The N.S.W. judge's indictment of Bligh and sympathy for the mutineers and descendants, their re-settlement on Norfolk Island, 1856 and return to Pitcairn in 1858. Ferguson 11956.
Friday Christian; or, the First-Born on Pitcairn's Island. By A Poor "Member of Christ." New York: D. Appleton, 1849. 12° (183 x 125mm). Engraved frontispiece, advertisements at end. Original blind-stamped green cloth gilt, (slightly faded). (3)
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