[Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch]
Proceedings of the Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch. First Session, 1885-6. Edited by A.T. Magarey and J.W. Jones
Adelaide, E. Spiller, Government Printer, 1886.
Octavo, 110 pages plus 22 plates and a folding map.
Original red cloth slightly rubbed and flecked; spine a little darkened; endpapers lightly foxed; an excellent copy.
The inaugural address by Sir Samuel Davenport (pages 39-99) is a potted history of the discovery and exploration of Australia; many of the plates are portraits of explorers. With the ownership signature of Fred Johns on the flyleaf.