The Bligh Notebook. 'Rough account - Lieutenant Wm Bligh's voyage in the Bounty's Launch from the ship to Tofua & from thence to Timor.' 28 April to 14 June 1789. With a Draft List of the Bounty Mutineers. Facsimile edition in two volumes. Edited by John Bach ... Volume 1: The Facsimile. Volume 2: The Transcription
Canberra, National Library of Australia, 1986.
Duodecimo, [viii, 108] pages plus a folding map and (loosely inserted) 3 folding facsimile sheets recording the names and descriptions of the mutineers (Volume 1), and octavo, xiv, 223 pages with 43 illustrations plus a colour frontispiece, a folding plan, a folding map and a folding illustration (Volume 2).
Full calf (Volume 1) and quarter calf and cloth (Volume 2); a fine set in the slightly rubbed silk-lined custom-made cloth case.
Number 383 of only 500 sets, comprising the well-produced facsimile of the notebook Bligh used as the deck log of the launch during the epic voyage to Timor, and its transcription (which contains a 40-page introduction by the editor).