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Bligh, William, 1754–1817

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 : Printed in Great Britain at the Golden Cockerel Press, Ten Staple Inn, 1937.
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations ; 33 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DU21 .B554 1937+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Title on two leaves. Title vignettes.
"The Log of the Bounty has been printed from the offical manuscript in the Admiralty Records by Christopher & Anthony Sandford and Owen Rutter at the Golden Cockerel Press, 10 Staple Inn, London, and completed on the 10th day of March, 1937. The edition is limited to 300 sets of the two volumes, printed on mould-made paper."--Colophon of volume 2.
Bibliography of the Golden Cockerel Press, 1921-1949, 117
SML,AOB: "Number 185."
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 271 of 300. Bound in red, white, and blue cloth. Prospectus for the present work removed and cataloged separately (DU21 .B554 1937a+).
Subject Terms:
Bounty (Ship)
Bounty Mutiny, 1789.
Discoveries in geography.
Oceania -- Description and travel.
Private press books -- England -- London -- Specimens.
Voyages and travels.
Private press books (Publishing) -- England -- London.
Wood engravings -- 1937.
Edgell, John Augustine, Sir, 1880-1962, writer of added commentary.
Golden Cockerel Press, publisher.
Lamb, Lynton, engraver.
Sandford, Anthony, printer.
Sandford, Christopher, printer.
Rutter, Owen, 1889-1944, writer of introduction.

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