The Pirates Of The Brig Cyprus.
Rupert Hart-Davis, Soho Square.
8vo. 8.75 x 5.75 inches. 205 pp. Bound in original brown cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has sunned spine; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by map. Decorated by publisher's device on title page. A work describing an episode of maritime history, the seizure by convicts of the brig Cyprus off Van Diemen's Land and her subsequent sailing on a epic voyage to New Zealand, Tonga, Japan before her scuttling in the China Sea. By two Australian authors, Frank Clune (1894-1971), travel writer and biographer and Percy Reginald Stephensen (1901-65), writer and publisher, friend of D. H. Lawrence and political activist, who moved from communism to the far right in the course of his career.
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