The South Australian Register. Volume XXII, Number 3509, Tuesday 5 January 1858 to Volume XXII, Number 3817, Friday 31 December 1858
Adelaide, William Kyffin Thomas, 1858.
Broadsheet (a very large 650 x 500 mm), approximately 308 issues bound as two volumes, with each issue comprising 4 pages; a one-page supplement is included with the issue of 10 December (a wonderful fully-illustrated catalogue of farm machinery).
Contemporary quarter calf and marbled papered boards, with minimal wear to the extremities; a few trifling blemishes to the contents (a tear to each of two leaves, 10 and 15 cm respectively; small classified advertisements snipped from four leaves, all only one column wide and 1, 4, 6, and 10 cm deep respectively; marginal silverfish nibbling to the first two issues); overall, in excellent condition (they were originally in the SA Supreme Court Library, and clearly rarely used).
A major source of original information on Australian exploration, with many reports by and on Babbage, and substantial accounts by and on Gregory, Stuart and Warburton. There are important series of articles on Australian geology by the Reverend Julian Edmund [Tenison]-Woods, and Australian wine by 'Maro', among numerous lengthy contributions of intrinsic historical interest.