SHILLIBEER A Narrative of the Briton's Voyage,to Pitcairn's Island, FIRST EDITION, 1817
Lot 69
SHILLIBEER A Narrative of the Briton's Voyage,to Pitcairn's Island, FIRST EDITION, 1817
£1,200 - 1,800
US$ 2,000 - 3,000
Lot Details
SHILLIBEER (JOHN)
A Narrative of the Briton's Voyage, to Pitcairn's Island, first edition, 12 engraved plates (2 folding, one printed in bistre), light dampstain in lower fore-corner of some plates, one gathering loose, untrimmed in original grey boards, printed spine label, upper cover near detached, preserved in purpose-made morocco-backed solander box [Hill 1563; Ferguson 696; Kroepelien 1186; O'Reilly-Reitman; Sabin 808404; Borba de Moraes, p.796], 8vo, Taunton, for the Author by J.W. Marriott, 1817

Footnotes

  • "A very interesting narrative including some curious details regarding the mutiny of the Bounty, and the meeting with the last survivor, John Adams, when the ship called at Pitcairn Island" (Hill). The plates include a view of the island, and a portrait of Fletcher Christian's son Friday. The voyage also visited Peru, Juan Fernandez and the Galapagos.
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