Dublin: R. Napper, 140 Capel-St. 1824. Hardcover. An anonymous chapbook account of the mutiny on the Bounty and in particular, Bligh's historic open boat voyage from the Pacific to Batavia via the Torres Strait. The work is uncommon, although it was 1st published in 1817, it is rare in any edition, this one in Dublin.
According to the Kroepelien catalogue, this is a new and revised edition, not only because the entire appendix is omitted, but also because the 'compilation dealing with Bligh's voyage has been considerably extended'. Ferguson records only four copies in Australian collections. Ferguson, 936; Kroepelien, 103; Spence, 'Bligh', p. 6; Hill, 138 (1822 edition). Trove 45097386.
12mo, 175pp, woodcut frontispiece of the Bounty launch in high seas, a trifle thumbed at the beginning, text block in very good condition. Original full calf somewhat rubbed, hinges starting but secure. A pleasant period copy of a hard-to-find Bligh gem. Item #18030