The South Australian Vigneron and Gardeners' Manual
Adelaide, [The Author] (and 'Sold by All Booksellers'), 1871 (second edition, revised and enlarged)/ 1843.
Duodecimo (180 x 106 mm), viii (last blank), 134,  (advertising section, including the rear pastedown) pages.
Flush-cut plum-coloured stippled cloth with the title in gilt in a gilt frame (surrounded by a blind-stamped double border) on the front cover; lettering a little indistinct; cloth discoloured and stained, with minor restoration to the head and foot of the spine, and loss of texture (and minimal loss proper) to the bottom corner of the rear cover; minor stains to the last five advertising leaves and the rear pastedown (these blemishes are the legacy of the book having been a little damp at some stage); front pastedown a little marked, with minor loss to the top corner; title page a little marked and unevenly lightly discoloured; notwithstanding, a very presentable copy of a book designed to be used.
See Crittenden 12 for mention of this revised edition of only 'the fourth in the line of Australian gardening books'. McEwin notes in his preface to this edition the addition of a chapter on the 'Formation of the Flower Garden and Shrubbery, with Monthly Calendar of operations' (calendars are now also included 'for the Vineyard, Fruit Garden, and Kitchen Garden. There has also been added to the catalogues of fruits and vegetables a list of the most esteemed varieties of each ... An Appendix has also been added, on Fruit-drying'.