London, Sampson Low, Marston, 1898.
Octavo, 239 pages plus 2 plates (a frontispiece portrait and 'Mr Gouger's Tent and Hut' opposite page 103).
Cloth lightly marked, rubbed and bumped; endpapers foxed; first and last pages offset; paper a little discoloured around the edges (as ever); an excellent copy.
The first publication of these important foundation journals. Ferguson 10475 (noting only the frontispiece portrait). Provenance: Peter Dowding Prankerd (1819-1902), with his armorial bookplate on the front pastedown (with an additional inscription in ink 'to William Leigh | May 10th 99'). Prankerd arrived in South Australia in the 1840s; he made a fortune from his investments in land and mining. He returned to England in 1872, but maintained an interest in South Australia (and not just its real estate, attested to by the presence of this 1898 publication in his collection).