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The Journal of a Voyage from Calcutta to Van Diemen`s Land

Published 1833
Author Prinsep, Augustus
Editor Prinsep, Elizabeth Acworth
Title The Journal of a Voyage from Calcutta to Van Diemen’s Land: Comprising a Description of that Colony during a Six Months’ Residence. From Original Letters, Selected by Mrs. A. Prinsep.
Publisher’s imprint London: Smith, Elder and Co., Cornhill. 1833.
Printer’s colophon London: Printed by Stewart and Co. Old Bailey.
Format 12o; 1 vol.: pp. viii. 117; map
Sources Corvey; NSTC 2P27008
Copy inspected Google Harv
  1. T.p. epigraph: [“But Heaven’s high fiat is, that we must part, / And I obey!”––]; from David Carey, 'A Farewell Elegy to the Place of My Nativity' (1804), ll. 13-14.

  2. From editor's preface: ‘The Letters from which the following pages were compiled, afforded mere passing notices of the places visited, which the abler hand of the lamented writer, had he lived, might have embodied in a shape more fit to engage public attention than can be expected from another, who is unskilled in all that relates to authorship’ (p. iii).

  3. Editions: 1833(2nd). Smith and Elder also published a supplementary set of plates after the editor’s and her brother-in-law Captain Thomas Princep’s sketches, in two parts, under the title Illustrations to Prinsep’s Journal of a Voyage from Calcutta to Van Diemen’s Land: From Original Sketches Taken during the Years 1829 to 1830 (1833).

  4. Reviews: Athenaeum, no. 273 (19 Jan. 1833): 38-39; Literary Gaz., no. 838 (9 Feb. 1833): 88.

  5. Full text links: Google

Genre Narrative letters
BTW record no. BTW1140
Regions India, Van Dieman’s Land

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