Bligh, William, & Christian, Edward: BLIGH'S NARRATIVE OF THE MUTINY ON BOARD H.M. SHIP BOUNTY, 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. Written by William Bligh. Illustrated with Charts. [1790]. [and] MINUTES OF THE COURT-MARTIAL held at Portsmouth August 12, 1792, on Ten Persons charged with Mutiny of Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty with an APPENDIX containing a full account of the real Causes and Circumstances of that unhappy transaction, the most material of which have hitherto been withheld from the public. [By Edward Christian, 1794]. [and] BLIGH'S ANSWER TO CERTAIN ASSERTIONS contained in The Appendix to a Pamphlet entitled Minutes of the Proceedings on the Court-Martial held at Portsmourth, August 12, 1792 [etc.], by Captain William Bligh. [1794]. [and] EDWARD CHRISTIAN'S SHORT REPLY to Captain William Bligh's Answer. [1795]. Demy 4to, exact Facsimile Edition of the above four items (in 1 vol); pp. [iv], iv, 88, [2](blank); folding plan of the Bounty's launch & 3 charts (2 folding); pp. [iv], 80, [2](blank); pp. [ii], 32, [2](blank); pp. 12(last blank); original full navy blue morocco of the primary issue, gilt-decorated spine, top edge gilt; a nice copy; scarce. Melbourne; Georgian House, for The Australiana Society; [1952].
***The second and last facsimile under the Australiana Society imprint. The edition was limited to 1000 numbered copies, and is a reproduction of the highest quality. The last three items in this collection are exceedingly rare in the original, and very seldom occur for sale. [Refer Ferguson 71, 175, 176, and 218]. Du Rietz 124. #34609

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