Sydney, A.H. and A.W. Reed, 1967 (facsimile edition)/ 1847.
Imperial folio, 10 pages plus an additional colour pictorial title page, 60 colour plates each with (at least) one leaf of descriptive text, and facsimile covers of the original ten parts. Loosely inserted (as issued) are the publisher's signed quality-control certificate and 'Notes on the production' (which details minor typographical inconsistencies in the original which have not been corrected in the facsimile). Also present in this copy is the full-size four-page colour prospectus; the book was pub
Half gilt-decorated morocco and marbled papered boards, top edge gilt; a fine copy.
One of 1000 copies of this high-quality facsimile. The illustrations comprise views of the fledgling city of Adelaide and outlying settlements, the topography, flora and fauna, and the Indigenous people and their lives. Some 22 of the 60 plates (and the accompanying leaves of text) are devoted exclusively to the region's Aborigines; there are numerous portraits (usually four or more to a page), plus groups of artefacts and scenes of daily life from different areas. Aborigines are depicted incidentally on the pictorial title page and in a further five plates.