Book ID: 28811 The Island, or Christian and His Comrades. GEORGE GORDON BYRON, LORD.
The Island, or Christian and His Comrades.

Awake bold Bligh! the foe is at the gate! / Awake! awake! - Alas! it is too late!

The Island, or Christian and His Comrades.

Place and Imprint: London: Printed for John Hunt, 1823.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Randolph, page 85; NCBEL III, 290.
Condition: Very good copy, albeit with a faint smell of tobacco smoke.
Book ID: 28811

Physical Description

8vo, modern brown quarter morocco, marbled paper boards, gilt rules and lettering. Without the half-title and two leaves of advertisements.

Comments

Byron's verse version of the legendary story of Fletcher Christian, Captain Bligh and the mutiny on the HMS Bounty. The long poem (in four cantos), beginning with the knock on Bligh's cabin door and ending with the sight of the ship that returns to capture the mutineers two years later, includes numerous footnotes and is followed by a 14-page appendix that reprints Bligh's account, which Byron does not question. Bookplate on the front paste-down of Christopher Clark Geest.

Price: $500.00

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