Lot 48
  • 48

Shillibeer, John

Estimate
400 - 600 GBP
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Description

  • A Narrative of the Briton's Voyage, to Pitcairn's Island. London: Law and Whittaker, 1817
  • paper
SECOND EDITION, 8vo (210 x 130mm.), 12 engraved plates, one printed in bistre, 2 folding, contemporary half calf, spine gilt, light browning, spine chipped at head, upper joint split

Provenance

Stewart of Binny, bookplate

Literature

Hill (2004) 1563 (first edition)

Catalogue Note

“An engaging narrative, including some noteworthy details about the mutiny on the Bounty, gleaned from a meeting with the last survivor, John Adams, when the ship called at Pitcairn Island” (Hill).

This is the second edition published in the same year as the first, which was printed in Taunton.

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