By [John Barrow]
London   John Murray
6" by 4" [3], vi-xi, [1], 356pp
The first edition of the first account of the 1789 mutiny and seizure of the H.M.S. Bounty, an interesting and illustrated account.
By [John Barrow]

1831 The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause and Consequences

London   John Murray
6" by 4" [3], vi-xi, [1], 356pp
The first edition of the first account of the 1789 mutiny and seizure of the H.M.S. Bounty, an interesting and illustrated account.
£290.00
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First Edition, Illustrated, Rebound

The first edition of this work.

Illustrated with a frontispiece, and four plates.

Collated, bound without the half-title and the plate facing page 187. 

An interesting account of the mutiny and seizure of the H.M.S. Bounty, in which disaffected crewmen seized control of the ship from their captain, Lieutenant William Bligh, in 1789. 

This was the first account to be published, written from the diaries of honorary midshipman Peter Heywood. The author, Sir John Barrow, was a friend of the Heywood family.
 
In this work Barrow started the legend that the man who led the mutiny, Fletcher Christian, had not died after settling on Pitcairn Island after the mutiny, but had survived and returned to England.

Condition

Rebound in a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Cloth to the boards is a little cockled. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Some light marks to the boards and spine, and light rubbing to the joints and extremities. Hinges are starting but firm. Institutional label to the front paste down. Stamp to the rear paste down. Lacking the front endpaper. Rear endpaper is detaching. Loss of paper to the head of the rear paste down. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are a little age-toned with some spotting. Final leaf of text with detaching with the rear endpaper, with one chip, resulting in loss to roughly six words. Bound without the half-title and one plate. Pages 215 to 218 are working loose.

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