The South Australian Institute: comprising the Public Library, Art Gallery and Museums. Addresses delivered at the laying of the foundation stone by His Excellency Sir W.F. Drummond Jervois ... Governor of South Australia; by the Chairman of the Board of Governors, Rowland Rees ... and by the Minister controlling Education, Hon. Thos. King MP. November 7, 1879. With a sketch of the initiation and progress of the SA Institute, a description of the proposed building, and an account of the ceremony
Adelaide, W.K. Thomas, 1879.
Octavo, 29 pages plus a mounted albumen paper photographic frontispiece (showing a grandiose structure, its subsequent failure to be erected hinted at in its description on the title page as 'the proposed building').
Original blind-ruled blue cloth with the short title in gilt on the front cover; cloth a little marked and slightly rubbed at the extremities; endpapers and frontispiece mount a little foxed; title page offset; a very good copy.
See Ferguson 15986 (not noting this cloth-bound edition nor the frontispiece - we have previously handled a copy with a lithographic frontispiece - and not mentioning this photographically illustrated edition; see Holden 61).