THE RARE SPECIAL ISSUE
Bligh, Lieutenant William: A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEA, undertaken by Command of His Majesty, for the purpose of conveying the Bread-Fruit Tree to the West Indies, in His Majesty's Ship the Bounty, commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh. Including an Account of the Mutiny on Board the said Ship, 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. The whole illustrated with charts, etc. Published by Permission of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. London: Printed for George Nicol, Bookseller to His Majesty, Pall-Mall. M.DCC.XCII. Demy 4to, First Edition, Special Issue (see notes below); pp. [ii](title, verso blank), [ii](Advertisement), [vi](Contents & List of the Plates), 154(last blank), iv(title-page, verso blank, and Advertisement to Bligh's Narrative), 88, (blank)-264; portrait of Bligh as frontispiece (slightly foxed), folding plan & section of the Bounty, folding copy of draught from which the Bounty was Built, 3 folding & 1 full-page charts, 1 plate showing sections of the bread-fruit; (frontispiece slight foxed; some offsetting of plates to text & minor spotting, but generally a very clean and crisp copy); full contemporary marbled calf, expertly rebacked to style with contrasting title-labels by Aquarius; original marbled endpapers; a fine copy; very rare. London; George Nicol; 1792 [and 1790].