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George Hamilton, A Voyage Round the World in HM's Frigate Pandora, 1998

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Author:  George Hamilton, British Navy surgeon

Title:  A Voyage Round the World in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora

Published:  1998

Publisher:  Hordern House, for the Sydney National Maritime Museum

Condition:  Very Good.  Light shelf wear to calf, spine lightly sunned.  Marbled boards and text block clean and tight (note tiny loss to marbling on front board below-centre right edge).  Top of block very lightly foxed. 

First printed in 1793, this copy is one of a limited edition of 900 copies reissued in 1998.  Octavo, 164 pages, original quarter-calf over marbled boards. 

George Hamilton was the surgeon assigned to the frigate Pandora. The British Admiralty ordered the ship to the Pacific to arrest the Bounty mutineers and bring them back to England for trial. The commander, Captain Edward Edwards, also was ordered to chart the passage between Australia and New Guinea. While Edwards managed to arrest the mutineers still on Tahiti, he sank the Pandora on a reef near Australia. Hamilton tells this story and also the story of the crew’s fate after the Pandora sank.  -

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