[PITCAIRN ISLAND.]
Lot 2339
[PITCAIRN ISLAND.]
Sold for US$ 6,000 inc. premium
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Lot Details
[PITCAIRN ISLAND.]
The book of Common Prayer…. Oxford: Samuel Collingwood and Co., 1828. 4to. Full brown suede, burgundy label to spine. Mild to moderate foxing throughout, final leaves creased, some with loss not affecting text. Wear to covers, spine rebacked.

Pitcairn Islander’s copy, inscribed on blank preliminary leaf: “To the Inhabitants of Pitcairn’s Island from the Revd W. Armstrong / Valparaiso February 3rd, 1848.” Additionally inscribed “Presented to G.E.G. Jackson esq / Nav Lieutenant R.N. By his affectionate friend / Jonathan Adams / Norfolk Island / March 1896.” An unusual and rare memento of the Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of Fletcher Christian and the other mutineers of The Bounty, presented to the islanders by the Reverend William Armstrong, a missionary serving the community in the mid-19th century, and again presented by Jonathan Adams, a descendent of the colony’s original leader, John Adams, to an officer of the Royal Navy at the turn of the last century.
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