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A Voyage to the South Sea

A Voyage to the South Sea by William Bligh
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A Voyage to the South Sea, undertaken by command of His Majesty, for the purpose of conveying the Bread-fruit tree to the West Indies, in His Majesty’s ship The Bounty, commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh. Including an account of the Mutiny on board the said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship’s boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies.

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A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEA

BY WILLIAM BLIGH.

A

VOYAGE

TO THE SOUTH SEA,

UNDERTAKEN BY COMMAND OF

HIS MAJESTY,

FOR THE PURPOSE OF

CONVEYING THE BREAD FRUIT TREE

TO THE WEST INDIES,

IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP THE BOUNTY,

COMMANDED BY

LIEUTENANT WILLIAM BLIGH.

INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE

MUTINY ON BOARD THE SAID SHIP,

AND THE

SUBSEQUENT VOYAGE OF PART OF THE CREW, IN THE SHIP'S BOAT,

FROM TOFOA, ONE OF THE FRIENDLY ISLANDS,

TO TIMOR, A DUTCH SETTLEMENT IN THE EAST INDIES.

THE WHOLE ILLUSTRATED WITH CHARTS, ETC.

...

PUBLISHED BY PERMISSION OF THE

LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY.

...

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR GEORGE NICOL, BOOKSELLER TO HIS MAJESTY, PALL MALL.

1792.

...

ADVERTISEMENT.

At the time I published the Narrative of the Mutiny on Board the Bounty it was my intention that the preceding part of the Voyage should be contained in a separate account. This method I have since been induced to alter. The reason of the Narrative appearing first was for the purpose of communicating early information concerning an event which had attracted the public notice: and, being drawn up in a hasty manner, it required many corrections... Continue reading book >>


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