Captain William Bligh and the Mutiny on the Bounty: The Robert and Mary Anne Parks Collection
Price: 35.00 AUD
Captain William Bligh and the Mutiny on the Bounty is a companion volume to Captain James Cook, the Greatest Discoverer released by Hordern House in 2008. Sumptuously illustrated in colour and black & white, this catalogue contains 133 rare books, manuscripts, paintings and prints fully described and individually priced. Six months in the making, this work will become a reference on Captain Bligh and a landmark of its kind. Chiefly from the collection of Bob and Mary Anne Parks, the catalogue is comprehensive and extensive. Highlights include; original and evocative manuscript material by Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian: the two magnificent aquatints of Bligh, his officers and crew being cast adrift from HMS Bounty and Transplanting the Bread Fruit trees from Otahite: the legendary rarity, Minutes of the Proceedings of the Court Martial held at Portsmouth, 1792: accounts of the official narrative of the voyage and the subsequent mutiny, to name just a few. Quarto; bound in cloth with colour dust jacket, with bibliography of principal reference and an index.