London, Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1899.
Octavo, xx, 672 (last blank),  (publisher's advertisements, dated '15.2.99') pages with 12 unnumbered line illustrations of churingas, a map and 130 illustrations (mainly after photographs) plus 2 folding maps, 3 folding charts, 4 folding chromolithographic plates and an erratum slip tipped in at page 1 (noting that on page 570, the tassel should be 'pubic' not 'public').
Gilt-pictorial olive-green buckram, uncut and mostly unopened; spine a little sunned, extremities a little bumped; edges a little foxed, with light scattered foxing throughout; some marginal chips and short tears due to careless opening of uncut edges; page 633 has trifling surface loss due to adhesion to the verso of the adjacent plate (affecting part of only two words); trifling signs of use and age; overall an excellent copy.
There is a gift inscription on the verso of the front flyleaf ('To W.J.S. from W.H.B. 26.4.02'). The recipient was (Sir) William John Sowden (1858-1943), Adelaide journalist, newspaper editor, author, and a serious book-collector; the pencilled shelf reference on this page we know to be in his hand.