Item #7538 The Log of the Bounty. Lieutenant William Bligh.
The Log of the Bounty
The Log of the Bounty
The Log of the Bounty
The Log of the Bounty

The Log of the Bounty. Being Lieutenant William Bligh's Log of the proceedings of His Majesty's armed vessel Bounty in a voyage to the South Seas, to take the breadfruit from the Society Islands to the West Indies, now published for the first time from the manuscript in the Admiralty records, with an Introduction and Notes by Owen Rutter, Comments on Bligh's navigation by Rear-Admiral J. A. Edgell, O.B.E., Hydrographer of the Navy, and four engravings on wood by Lynton Lamb.

London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1937. Small folios. Limited edition. #269 of 300 sets, bound in tri-colour 'sail-type' cloth, gilt. Printed on Van Gelder mould-made paper. Top edges trimmed, others untrimmed. With the original prospectus and a copy of the auction catalogue (Bonham's Knightsbridge, Wednesday 20th March 1996) of the Angela and Stephen Walters collection of William Bligh and the Bounty Mutineers which included this set. Spines very slightly faded and slight rubbing to the corner tips. Small, piratical bookplate ('Calverley') to each front free endpaper. Near fine. Item #7538

'In the light of enquiry, it seems clear that this was the first ship's log to be published with full details. The transcription from the Admiralty records alone took three months, and the setting presented many difficulties. All the events of the day were recorded on the page devoted to that day in the space allotted to the hour, or even half hour, at which they were recorded. When necessary, hand-writing can be compressed, but not so type.' Pertelote pp. 12-13.

Price: £1,350.00

See all items in Fine Press, Sets
See all items by
Return to search results