The Narrinyeri. An Account of the Tribes of South Australian Aborigines inhabiting the Country around the Lakes Alexandrina, Albert, and Coorong, and the Lower Part of the River Murray: their Manners and Customs, also an Account of the Mission at Port Macleay
Adelaide, J.T. Shawyer, Printer, 1874.
Octavo, iv, [ii], 107 pages plus an original albumen paper photographic frontispiece (184 x 113 mm).
Flush-cut brick-red cloth with a large printed paper title-label on the front cover; cloth sunned around the spine and along the front top edge, lightly mottled in places and slightly marked; extremities slightly rubbed; spine slightly frayed at the ends, with a tiny hole in the bottom half; some foxing to the first and last few leaves (including the plate mount), with light scattered foxing elsewhere; a very good copy.
The frontispiece, a Townsend Duryea photograph, is a composite of five numbered oval portraits; the identification key is printed on the verso of the title page. Ferguson 16706 (not identifying the photographer, and not indicating that the five photographic portraits are in fact one composite photograph). The revised second edition of this work (Ferguson 16707) does not retain the photograph; it contains six tinted lithographs, as does the version published in the 1879 collection of reprints, 'The Native Tribes of South Australia' (Ferguson 13095).