Privately published in 1988, 90pages. A5 size booklet (A21BK5WSO)
From the foreword: The Journals were written for personal use only and not intended to be read by others, they lack almost total punctuation - surely understandable in this context. They also contain the usual idiosyncrasy of eighteenth century spelling, especially in connection with proper names. Some of the spelling changes with maturity, over the years, e.g. "Parlor" of the earlier Journals becomes, in the later Journals, the "Parlour" of modern usage spelling. There is some "ink faded writing" but in the main, the writing is clear and we have kept to the original style and variable spelling of the Journals. Apart from one or two minor add itions, the original lack of punctuation remains unaltered. Some entries use an unfamiliar representation of, written, capital letters; e.g. capital T is written as an elaborate umbrella shaped capital letter. Capital F is written similarly, with the addition of a dot shown in the centre of the down stroke. These capital letters have been corrected here to modern usage. Any words interpolated in the Journal texts are shown within square brackets [ ]. Some dates in the Journals have been left blank by the original owner and writer. To conserve space, some repetitive matter and other entries have now been omitted.
The condition of the booklet is generally good. The cover has some minor scuffs and blemishes, and light wear along the edges and corners, but the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.