Folio (395 x 285 mm), xviii, 130 pages (including the flyleaves) with numerous illustrations and illustrated advertisements plus advertisements on the pastedowns.
Original gilt- and blind-decorated red bubble-grain cloth, with a large advertisement for Pears' Soap in gilt on the rear cover; cloth very lightly sunned, rubbed and bumped; endpapers slightly offset; essentially a fine copy.
A self-promotional prospectus on a grand scale, as befits the scheme itself. At the foot of page xvii there are some interesting notes about the illustrations, not least of which is that 'Our views of the River Murray are chiefly from drawings accurately made from nature by Mr J.M. Needham, of South Australia'. Ferguson 17976 records only the first edition. This revised and augmented edition includes as an appendix 'Progress Reports, 1888'; the latest date we noticed was on a quote from a journal dated 18 January 1889.