Epitome of the Debates in the Houses of Legislature, during the First Session of the First Parliament of South Australia. 1857-58. [Together with] Debates ... during the Second Session ... From August 27 to December 24, 1858. [Together with] Debates ... during the Third Session ... From April 29 to September 1, 1859. South Australia.
Epitome of the Debates in the Houses of Legislature, during the First Session of the First Parliament of South Australia. 1857-58. [Together with] Debates ... during the Second Session ... From August 27 to December 24, 1858. [Together with] Debates ... during the Third Session ... From April 29 to September 1, 1859
Epitome of the Debates in the Houses of Legislature, during the First Session of the First Parliament of South Australia. 1857-58. [Together with] Debates ... during the Second Session ... From August 27 to December 24, 1858. [Together with] Debates ... during the Third Session ... From April 29 to September 1, 1859
Epitome of the Debates in the Houses of Legislature, during the First Session of the First Parliament of South Australia. 1857-58. [Together with] Debates ... during the Second Session ... From August 27 to December 24, 1858. [Together with] Debates ... during the Third Session ... From April 29 to September 1, 1859

Epitome of the Debates in the Houses of Legislature, during the First Session of the First Parliament of South Australia. 1857-58. [Together with] Debates ... during the Second Session ... From August 27 to December 24, 1858. [Together with] Debates ... during the Third Session ... From April 29 to September 1, 1859

Adelaide, printed at the 'Times' and 'Dispatch' Office (first volume) and 'The Advertiser' and 'Chronicle' Offices (second and third volumes), [1858 and 1859].

Quarto, three volumes, [viii, 398]; [ii], iv (last blank), iii-viii (last blank), [473] pages; and viii, 310 pages.

First volume: contemporary half morocco and marbled papered boards; leather a little rubbed at the extremities and worn at the corners, with the marbled paper rubbed and worn with a little loss; endpapers and first and last few leaves foxed; a very good copy. Second volume: early cloth rubbed, worn at the extremities, stained and a little sunned; front free endpaper removed; one leaf slightly chipped and creased; small light marginal stains to a few leaves; a very good copy. Third volume: early cloth slightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities, with slight loss to the head of the spine; two pinholes in the front cover and the first 10 leaves and 70 leaves respectively; a very good copy.

The first volume has all references to, and contributions by, John Bristow Hughes marked in the margins with pencil; his signature in ink is partially erased from the head of the title page. John Bristow Hughes (1817-1881), landowner, 'was a member for Port Adelaide in the first House of Assembly in 1857 and a warm supporter of (Sir) Robert Torrens, serving in his ministry as treasurer from 1-30 September. He resigned from parliament on 24 September 1858' ('Australian Dictionary of Biography'). The front free endpaper of the third volume carries the contemporary ink signature of Francis Dutton (1818-1877), at various times MLC, MHA, Commissioner of Crown Lands and Immigration, and twice Premier of South Australia (4 July to 15 July 1863, and 22 March to 20 September 1865). [3 items].

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