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Pitcairn: The Island, The People and the Pastor, Thos. Boyles, Murray, 1860


Pitcairn: The Island, the People, and the Pastor; to Which is Added an Account of the Original Settlement and Present Condition of Norfolk Island, by The Rev. Thos. Boyles Murray M.A., F.S.A.

Published by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, 1860 edition. Twelth edition. The book was originally published in 1853, and about 30,000 copies had been printed prior to this edition.

Includes a discussion of the Mutiny on the Bounty, and the subsequent events which unfolded.

This is a handsome copy in a fine binding of this classic tale of Pacific exploration, which would make an attractive addition to any library. The book has been completely rebound in three quarters leather, with marbled boards. Some mild discoloration near base of spine. The contents are soundly bound inside. Frontispiece of John Adams, with facsimile signature plus 17 additional illustrations (all present), including fold-out facsimile of a prayer written by John Adams. Text pages are good overall - some foxing and age discoloration throughout and some of the plates have staining and spotting, but overall a really nice copy to own.

xiv + 16-414pp + plates.

Dimensions: Approximately 167mm high x 115mm wide x 32mm.