Adelaide, 'Privately printed for The ... Company', 1965.
Quarto, 92 pages with numerous illustrations (mainly from photographs) plus colour endpaper maps showing the locations and details of the Company's pastoral properties.
Cloth (decorated with the Company's brands) slightly marked near the front bottom edge; leading edge slightly marked; trifling signs of handling; an excellent copy with the original glassine dustwrapper slightly marked and chipped.
Number 306 of only 320 copies; this copy is signed by Chairman of Directors, Tom Elder Barr Smith (in our experience, not all copies are signed by him). The principal author is identified in the Chairman's foreword as A.A.R. Cooper. This copy contains a presentation inscription from Cooper to his son (September 1965), and the ownership details of both his wife (on the title page) and his son (on the half-title). The pioneering founders were Sir Thomas Elder, N.E. Phillipson, and Peter Waite; the first of the Beltana stations was acquired in 1862; the early history of the Company encompasses much on inland exploration.