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The Voyage of the Bounty’s Launch (1934) (Robert Gibbings)

Artist(s): Robert Gibbings
Author(s): William Bligh
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 1934
Publisher: The Golden Cockerel Press
Total Pages: 86
Illustrations: Illustrated by Robert Gibbings

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The Voyage of the Bounty’s Launch as related in William Bligh’s Despatch to the Admiralty and the Journal of John Fryer with an Introduction by Owen Rutter and wood-engravings by Robert Gibbings. Recounts the harrowing journey of the Bounty’s launch following the infamous mutiny led by Fletcher Christian in 1789. The book combines the detailed narrative from Captain William Bligh’s despatch to the Admiralty with the journal entries of John Fryer, the ship’s master. Printed and made in Great Britain by the Golden Cockerel Press. This edition limited to 300 copies, this being number 79. Canvas backed boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Top edge gilt, rest untrimmed. Condition: some very light spotting, otherwise near fine. With Ronald Blythe’s ownership signature (and a note about who gave him the book) to front endpaper.

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