A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board the Ship Globe, of Nantucket, in the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 1824. And the journal of residence of two years on the Mulgrave Islands

New London: Lay and Hussey, 1828. First edition. 12mo., 168 pp. Original full calf with leather spine label. Front hinge weak; occasional spotting and tanning to the paper, but a better than usual copy of this book which is usually found considerably browned and foxed, due to the poor quality of its materials and its life generally in damp climates. Ownership inscription of George Swain, Jr. on front blank. Lund, Whaling Masters, identifies a George Swain, II who was active as a whaling captain between 1809 and 1823. Forbes 697; Hill 990. Item #33103

The Globe's helmsman and harpooner, Samuel Comstock led the mutiny in which four officers were murdered and the rest of the crew forced to join the mutineers. Comstock was killed and part of the crew escaped, but were attacked by the natives, with only Lay and Hussey surviving.

Price: $2,850.00

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