The Bligh Notebook: ‘Rough Account – Lieutenant Wm Bligh’s Voyage in the Bounty’s Launch from the Ship to Tofua & from Thence to Timor’, 28 April to 14 June 1789: With a Draft List of the Bounty Mutineers (Transcription and Facsimile) (Edited by John Bach)

The Bligh Notebook: ‘Rough Account – Lieutenant Wm Bligh’s Voyage in the Bounty’s Launch from the Ship to Tofua & from Thence to Timor’, 28 April to 14 June 1789: With a Draft List of the Bounty Mutineers (Transcription and Facsimile) (Edited by John Bach) soon to be presented for sale on the super BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: Sydney: Allen & Unwin in association with the National Library of Australia, 1987, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Facsimiles; Colour plates [2]; Black & white plates; Colour frontispiece; Fold-out plans [1];

From the cover: The small leather-bound notebook written up in Lieutenant William Blighs own hand in 1789 is one of the greatest treasures of the National Library of Australia. Virtually unknown before the Library purchased it at a London auction in 1976, the Bligh Notebook was first published, in a limited facsimile edition, in 1986. The present book includes the facsimile and the transcription in a single volume.

The first of the many published accounts of the mutiny on the BOUNTY and the ensuing epic open-boat voyage was Blighs Narrative, published in 1790. He was an effective writer and the Notebook is a very consciously created source of the Narrative as well as the official log, a testimony to the authors presence of min…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted, more heavily at the top edge. Text complete, clean and tight.

Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 336 pages. 9¾” x 6½”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I excite you with my selection contained in Transport Nautical catalogue?

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