Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition 1887. Opened 21st June, 1887. Official Catalogue of the Exhibits
Adelaide, Printed by Webb, Vardon, & Pritchard ('Published by G.H. Cargeeg, 87, King William Street' is printed on the front cover), 1887.
Octavo, xxxii, 164, , xxxiii-xliv pages with some in-text illustrations plus a two-colour and gilt advertising leaf for two German gunpowder mills (printed on card).
Wrappers with an expanded version of the title page on the front cover and advertisements on all other surfaces (including the spine); small piece missing from the foot of the spine, with trifling loss to the wrappers elsewhere to silverfish; light foxing to the first and last few leaves; essentially an excellent copy with a few contemporary annotations in blue pencil.
All pages with Roman numerals are advertisements, some of them with illustrations; eight of the leaves in the first section are printed on orange paper. Both inside, and the outside rear, surfaces of the wrappers indicate that the publisher was a 'sharebroker and mining agent', and that the 'Full issue of Official Catalogue' was 10,000 copies. Cargeeg was clearly of the entrepreneurial class, as he was operating a 'News- and General Advertising Agency' and manufacturing 'Cargeeg's Chromograph, an Apparatus for Multiplying Copies ... without the Aid of a Press' when he published the 1881 Adelaide Exhibition catalogue.