John McKinlay's Northern Territory Explorations, 1866. South Australian Parliamentary Papers, 1865-66
Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1999 [first thus]/ 1865 to 1867.
Octavo, xxxvi, 196 pages with a frontispiece illustration plus 2 folding maps.
Quarter calf and cloth, lettered and stamped in gilt; gilt decoration on the front cover scuffed and dulled; an excellent copy.
Australian Parliamentary Editions Number 1. This is number 96 of 99 copies of the deluxe issue, from a total edition of 600 copies. This work reproduces seven SA parliamentary papers 'relating to John McKinlay's arrival at Escape Cliffs and his explorations in the Northern Territory in 1866'. The illustration, one of the maps and the 29-page introduction by Valmai Hankel are new to this edition. In this series, to 'make them easier to read the [original foolscap folio] format has been changed and the type reset in a more legible size'.