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BLIGH, William.

BLIGH, William.

Rare books by William Bligh, including first editions and signed first editions of A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty’s Ship Bounty. 

Captain of the Bounty and key figure in the most famous mutiny in history, Bligh’s reputation today is largely based on Charles Laughton’s melodramatic film portrayal of him. While his role in the mutiny may remain controversial, his status as one of the most brilliant seamen of the period ought not to be.

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  1. 121735
    First edition of Bligh's (1754-1817) personal account of "one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history" (Hill), published two years before his full official version of the voyage and the mutiny, in an effort to influence opinion in his favour and absolving him "from any blame that might be levelled... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 121735

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  2. A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty;
    First edition of Bligh's personal account of "one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history", published two years before his full official version of the voyage and the mutiny in an effort to influence opinion in his favour, absolving him "from any blame that might be levelled against him because... Learn More
    £8,750

    Stock Code: 90805

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  3. A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty;
    First edition of Bligh's personal account of "one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history", published two years before his full official version of the voyage and the mutiny in an effort to influence opinion in his favour, absolving him "from any blame that might be levelled against him because... Learn More
    £8,500

    Stock Code: 92286

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  4. A Voyage to the South Sea,
    First edition of Bligh's own full account of his voyage which led to the most famous mutiny in the history of the sea. "An extremely important book" (Hill). In mid-1787 Bligh received the command of the Bounty, then being fitted to transport breadfruit and other plants from the South Seas to the West Indies, part of an elaborate... Learn More
    £10,000

    Stock Code: 106153

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