Brisbane, Government Printer, 1897.
Tall octavo, xvi, 199,  (colophon) pages plus a folding genealogical tree and 24 numbered plates (comprising a map and 438 illustrations on 23 pages of plates, including 4 chromolithographed pages, one of which is the ethno-pornographical plate).
Original cloth, extensively decorated in blind and lettered in gilt on the front cover and spine; a few small tapemarks faintly visible on the blue floral-patterned endpapers; later ownership signature on the verso of the front flyleaf; short tears and chips where a few uncut leading margins have been carelessly opened; an excellent copy. A small stub of plain paper is all that remains of the thin strip of paper printed with the note 'This work is intended for scientific purposes only' frequently found tipped in on the front flyleaf.
Chapter XIII, 'Ethno-Pornography' (pages 167-184), is prefaced by an Author's Note: 'The following chapter is not suitable for perusal by the general lay reader'. We also add that it is not for the faint-hearted either.