A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board the Ship Globe, of Nantucket, in the Pacific Ocean. And the journal of residence of two years on the Mulgrave Islands...

A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board the Ship Globe, of Nantucket, in the Pacific Ocean. And the journal of residence of two years on the Mulgrave Islands...
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New-London: Lay and Hussey, 1828. 12mo, (i-v), vi-x, (11)-168 pp. Contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked with gilt-ruled backstrip and red morocco label, boards a little scraped, foxing throughout, light dampstaining, scattered annotations in pencil and occasionally contemporary ink. Early ownership inscription on front free endpaper. First edition of the first hand account of “one of the goriest mutinies in Pacific History” (Hill), lead by Samuel Comstock aboard the Nantucket whaling ship the Globe. Four officers were brutally murdered and the rest of the crew forced on pain of death to join the mutineers. After a failed attempt to conquer Mili Atoll in the Marshall Islands, the crew sailed to the Mulgrave Islands where Comstock was killed by his fellow mutineers, part of the crew escaped in the ship to Valparaiso, and the rest were killed by the locals, but for Lay and Hussey who were rescued by a U.S. schooner. Concludes with “A Vocabulary of Words and Phrases Used by the Mulgrave Islanders. Rare in good condition. Forbes 697. Howes L-158. Hill p.176. Sabin 39467. (Item Id: 106368)

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