Hardcover, 4to., very good condition brown cloth boards in near fine dustjacket, black & white illus., appendix, index, 344pp. A very personal journal of Lieutenant Ralph Clark who was desperately homesick for his wife and child in England, the whole period of his time in Australia. Luckily for Clark he was able to return to his family after four years. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Journal and Letters of Lt. Ralph Clark ...
Publisher: Sydney, Australian Documents Library & The Library of Australian History, 1981.
Book Description Australian Documents Library Pty Ltd.1st ed. Hard cover with D/J, 25x19cm, 344 pages, d/j has bumped edges and some light soiling to overall cover, hard cover has slightly bent corners all around, ledges have some slight foxing. Bookseller Inventory # 52211
Book Description Syd. Aust. Documents Library., 1981. 4to. Or.bds. Dustjacket. (sl. discoloured) 344pp. b/w ills. Fine. 1st ed. One of the most intimate, personal and entertaining First Fleet journals. Bookseller Inventory # 165105
Book Description Sydney, Australian Documents Library, (1981)., 1981. 4to; pp. 344; 9 full page plates, index; original cloth, dustjacket; corners bumped, cloth bumped; otherwise a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 94914
Book Description Sydney, Australian Documents Library, (1981)., 1981. 4to; pp. 344; 8 full page plates, 3 illustrations within text, index; original cloth, dustjacket; a fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 94927
Book Description 1981, 1981. Sydney (1981). Small thick 4to. Orig.cloth. Dustjacket. (xx, 344pp.). With 11 illusts, most full-page. 1st edition. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 206218
Book Description Australian Documents Library Pty. Ltd., Five Dock NSW, Australia, 1981. Quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 344pp. Dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Fine. Spanning a period from 9 March 1788 to 17 June 1792, although with occasional gaps, Clark's diaries are some of the most personal writings still in existence from the early history of the colonisation of Australia. His original journal is thought to have contained three notebooks, although the second of these, spanning the period from 9 March 1788 to 14 February 1790, is thought to have been lost. Clark also had a letterbook, in which many of his letters, both to his family and to other officers, were pasted. These letters were generally written in a more formal style. After his death, Clark's diaries and papers were preserved by his wife's family in Devon. They were auctioned by his great-nephew, Frederick Adolphus Trevan in 1914, along with some of the letters of Captain Cook. Purchased by the State Library of New South Wales as three separate volumes, the journal was disbound during the 1920s and compiled into a single volume. However, in 2002, funded by the Nelson Meers Foundation, the pages were removed from their mounts and rebound into four volumes with soft vellum covers. Leaving his wife and son, Clark began the first of his diaries shortly after the First Fleet departed Portsmouth, on 13 May 1787. The writing in the diaries is very personal and informal, and was never intended for publication. Bookseller Inventory # 82053
Book Description Australian Documents Library, 1981., 1981. Hardcovers. Slight rubbing and some light marks to covers, otherwise good condition. No dj. B/W illus. 344pp. ISBN 0908219024. Bookseller Inventory # 73345