Adelaide, Printed for the Proprietor and Publisher, A. Timmann, at the 'Pioneer' Office, 1890 and 1891.
Octavo, 12 issues bound in one volume, 148 pages (continuous pagination) plus the large folding supplement to Number 10, March 7 1891 (a broadside, 455 × 335 mm, with illustrations).
Contemporary flush-cut quarter leather and stippled cloth, lettered in gilt on the front cover; neat repairs to the leather at the head and foot of the spine; acidic newsprint used for the last two numbers uniformly tanned; overall in excellent condition.
The recto of the large folding supplement to Number 10 contains the text, with three line illustrations, of an article that 'appeared originally in the "SA Register" in six short letters': 'Protection or Freedom? Our Manufactories, Our People, and Our Land Values'. The verso of the broadside is devoted entirely to advertisements, some illustrated with large engravings. The final issue of the journal was Volume 5, Number 5, 24 December 1892. Although the Single Tax League of South Australia figures prominently throughout, a notice printed at the foot of the last page of the first issue suggests the journal had a broader platform. 'The publication of "The Pioneer" is undertaken solely with a view to stimulate thought and promote discussion and if approved of, it is hoped, will find the ready support of all Friends of Reform. The labor involved is given voluntarily and gratuitously; any profits made, will go entirely towards extending its range of operations'.