London: Printed for Law and Whittaker, 1818. Third edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good+ condition. Item #011689
[xii], 180 pages of text. Expertly rebound in half leather, with 5 raised bands and two gilt-lettered leather spine labels, and marbled paper-covered boards. The endpapers are new. Title page and dedication page with five numerals handwritten at the bottom margin. Complete with 16 views and portraits on 12 plates, two of which are fold-out. One plate in sepia. Both fold-out plates had tears or weakened folds archivally mended/strengthened, as were small tears in the margins of a few plates. Most of the plates are slightly to moderately browned and/or foxed; the text is lightly foxed on a few pages. John Shillibeer interviewed John Adams in 1814 on Pitcairn Island. Adams was the last surviving Bounty mutineer and this volume is the second published account of the fate of the mutineers. Brazil, the Marquesas, Peru, Chile, Juan Fernandez Islands, Galapagos Islands. Third edition.