Adelaide, Sands and McDougall, 1884.
Octavo, [ii]-xxxvi, 806, 135 (advertisements) pages plus a large folding map of the City of Adelaide (585 × 545 mm).
Original cloth a little rubbed and slightly worn at the extremities; spine sunned and a little concave; small inkspots to the leading edge; endpapers lightly tape-marked; leading margin of two early advertising leaves and an index leaf neatly reinforced; two tears to peripheral areas of the map expertly repaired; basically an excellent copy with the signatures of two later owners of the book (one of them the poet Ian Mudie, 1949).
These nineteenth century directories are increasingly difficult to find; many of them were not issued with maps, and those that were now rarely retain them. Although technically the twenty-first year of publication, this year was the first time it appeared under the Sands and McDougall imprint; prior to that, the directories were issued by Josiah Boothby.