Meteorological Observations made at the Adelaide Observatory during the Year 1879, under the direction of Charles Todd
Adelaide, Government Printer, 1881.
Foolscap folio, xxx, 250 pages with numerous charts plus 3 folding maps and 2 large mounted albumen paper photographs ('Equatorial, 8-inch' [Telescope], 235 x 185 mm; and 'Thermometer House', 160 x 235 mm).
Title-wrappers, recently bound in cloth with the title in gilt on the front cover; bottom corners of the first few leaves a little creased; edges a little marked; an excellent copy, with the photographs in fine condition.
South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 31 of 1881; one of very few photographically-illustrated Australian parliamentary papers ever issued. Not in Holden; there was a copy in the 1979 auction of the collection of Eric Glenie Bonython, but it is not described in detail in the catalogue. This is definitely the meteorological book for anyone not particularly interested in meteorology.