Octavo, xii, 184 pages plus 90 plates and a folding map (325 x 275 mm).
Gilt-decorated cloth lightly rubbed at the extremities, with slight loss of cloth and a few small bumps to the top edge of the rear cover; a short tear to the front hinge has been expertly sealed (and is scarcely visible); edges slightly foxed; endpapers replaced; minor chips and tiny creases to the bottom margin of a small group of five leaves and three plates near the centre of the book; a very good copy.
The 'country, the habits and customs as well as the beliefs of the Wonkonguru and their neighbours [east of Lake Eyre] ... For the last eight or nine years Mr Aiston has dwelt at Mungeranie, although more than twenty years he has spent in aborigines' haunts ... Above all an incalculable debt of gratitude is due to Sir Baldwin Spencer, who not once, but several times, read through and corrected the manuscript'. Inscribed on the half-title 'With my love / Hal. / Sept 3rd. 1924' followed by the ownership signature of Simpson Newland, Victor Harbor (the South Australian pioneer, pastoralist, author and politician, who died the following June in his ninetieth year).