BLIGH’S VOYAGE IN THE RESOURCE From Coupang to Batavia, Together with the Log of His Subsequent Passage to England in the Dutch Packet Vlydt and His Remarks on Morrison’s Journal. All Printed for the First Time From the Manuscripts in the Mitchell Library of New South Wales, With an Introduction and Notes by Owen Rutter
BLIGH’S VOYAGE IN THE RESOURCE From Coupang to Batavia, Together with the Log of His Subsequent Passage to England in the Dutch Packet Vlydt and His Remarks on Morrison’s Journal. All Printed for the First Time From the Manuscripts in the Mitchell Library of New South Wales, With an Introduction and Notes by Owen Rutter
BLIGH’S VOYAGE IN THE RESOURCE From Coupang to Batavia, Together with the Log of His Subsequent Passage to England in the Dutch Packet Vlydt and His Remarks on Morrison’s Journal. All Printed for the First Time From the Manuscripts in the Mitchell Library of New South Wales, With an Introduction and Notes by Owen Rutter

BLIGH’S VOYAGE IN THE RESOURCE From Coupang to Batavia, Together with the Log of His Subsequent Passage to England in the Dutch Packet Vlydt and His Remarks on Morrison’s Journal. All Printed for the First Time From the Manuscripts in the Mitchell Library of New South Wales, With an Introduction and Notes by Owen Rutter

(London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1937).

A FINE LIMITED EDITION FROM THE GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS, and the first appearance in print of Captain Bligh’s Voyage in the Resource, a “sequel” to his LOG OF THE H.M.S. BOUNTY. The work was printed from manuscripts found at the Mitchell Library in Sydney. Neither the log of this voyage, nor the record of his passage back to England, appears to have been among the papers handed over to the Admiralty and the editor’s search for them in public records was in vain. But the manuscript copies at the Mitchell Library had been certified by Bligh himself.
The Bounty Mutiny remains one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history. On their way to introduce the breadfruit as a cash crop to the West Indies from the South Sea Islands, "Breadfruit Bligh" and eighteen of his crew were set adrift by Fletcher Christian, the master's mate of the Bounty, and made a journey of about 4000 miles in an open boat before landing on the East Indian Island of Timor. Several of the mutineers who had settled on Pitcairn Island were eventually captured and three were executed in England.
Interestingly enough, Bligh was subjected to two further mutinies in his career, though only the last, in New South Wales, can be blamed upon the harsh exercise of authority. Item #20023

First edition, LIMITED to 350 copies numbered by hand, printed by Christopher and Anthony Sanford and Owen Rutter in Caslon Old Face type on Van Gelder paper. With very dramatic woodblock engravings by Peter Barker-Mill. Also with copies of Bligh’s own map and pages from the log. Folio, publisher’s original blue cloth featuring a geometric inlay of yellow cloth on both the upper and lower boards, lettered in gilt on the spine. 160, [i]. A fine and bright copy, very clean and fresh.

Price: $1,475.00