Adelaide, Robert Kyffin Thomas, Printer, 1878; William Kyffin Thomas, Printer, 1879, 1880 and 1881; and Sands & McDougall, Printers, 1882.
Octavo, 158,  (blank); 95,  (blank); 145,  (blank); 145,  (blank); 151, viii,  (blank), 129-144 (additional reports), ix-xiv (index) pages, with (overall) about a dozen graphs and numerous tables (3 folding) plus 3 tipped-in errata or explanatory slips.
Early (but not contemporary) blind-stamped full purple calf, unlettered but with the spine gilt in compartments, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges dyed red; covers a little rubbed and scuffed; spine a little sunned; trifling signs of age and use; in excellent condition.
A consecutive run of five annual reports of the City of Adelaide, from the 27th to the 31st. Provenance: Alexander John Morison, Town Clerk of Adelaide, 1937-46, with his pencilled ownership signature and acquisition details ('Purchased at Becks Book Shop on Friday 13/11/36. Personal Property').