[Adelaide], E.S. Wigg, .
Oblong quarto,  leaves, all rectos blank, comprising the gilt-pictorial title page (by E.C. May), 14 full-page tinted lithographic views with tissue-guards, the 3-page list of 181 subscribers and the key to plate 5 (between plates 4 and 5).
Original gilt-decorated half maroon morocco and gilt-lettered brown cloth slightly rubbed at the extremities and lightly bumped on the rear corners; cloth lightly flecked; inner hinge a little loose at the title page; minimal light foxing; essentially a fine copy.
Ferguson 9924e (but we have seen any number of bindings identical to ours, and none as described by Ferguson). He also states that 'The Mitchell Library copy has a pencil note: 200 printed, in George Robertson's hand-writing'. In spite of this comment, and the 181 subscribers' names, in our experience the book is not as rare as these figures would suggest. The fact that this item is essentially the same as Ferguson 9807, with the Galbraith imprint under the gold blocking carrying the Wigg imprint, and the Wigg binder's label on the rear pastedown, leads us to suspect that the answer has something to do with this change of publisher after the book was printed. Correspondence on this matter is welcome.