The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty…
The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty…
The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty…
The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty…
The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty…

The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty…
The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty…

London: John Murray, 1831.

Small octavo, with a frontispiece and five etched plates; contemporary half calf.

Barrow describes the "piratical" mutiny

First and apparently the only authorised edition of a popular account of the Bounty story. The plates, after drawings by Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Batty, the army officer and prolific artist, include the familiar image of the "Residence of John Adams, Pitcairns Island" based on sketches by Lieutenant Smith of HMS Blossom, which surveyed the island under Captain Beechey in 1825. There is also a scene of Bligh's open cutter in a stormy sea, while the scene in Matavai Bay is derived from an original by John Webber, the official artist on Cook's third voyage.

First and apparently the only authorised edition of a popular account of the Bounty story. The plates, after drawings by Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Batty, the army officer and prolific artist, include the familiar image of the "Residence of John Adams, Pitcairns Island" based on sketches by Lieutenant Smith of HMS Blossom, which surveyed the island under Captain Beechey in 1825. There is also a scene of Bligh's open cutter in a stormy sea, while the scene in Matavai Bay is derived from an original by John Webber, the official artist on Cook's third voyage.

The work also includes an account of the voyage and wreck of the Pandora as it brought back the mutineers from Tahiti, with a dramatic image of the wreck. Barrow's work is completed with the letters written by Peter Heywood to his sister, as well as a description of the discovery of John Adams and the Bounty descendants on Pitcairn Island by Captain Mayhew Folger in 1808.

Provenance: With the bookplate of Green Hammerton Hall, a splendid Yorkshire manor house until tragically demolished, like so many English country houses, in the 1950s; private collection (Sydney).

Ferguson, 1415; Hill, 68; Kroepelien, 46; O'Reilly-Reitman, 573.

Price (AUD): $1,225.00  other currencies     Ref: #4504370

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