South Australia. Its Progress and Prosperity
London, Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1866.
Octavo, xii, 474, , 16 (catalogue) pages plus a folding hand-coloured frontispiece map (370 × 325 mm).
Original blind-stamped dark green cloth slightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities and slightly worn at the head of the front hinge; map very slightly chipped on the two bottom corners (when folded), with two short tears expertly repaired; a very good copy (internally a fine uncut copy).
The author was 'late Member of the Legislative Council at Adelaide' (from 1855 to 1864); he was also George Fife Angas's agent in SA from 1841 to 1844. This copy comes from the collection of the South Australian historian and bibliographer Thomas Gill, with his signature on the flyleaf and the first contents page, along with his attractive ownership stamp (based on the letter G). His collection was bequeathed to the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, which later disposed of duplicates; this copy has the cancelled RGSSA stamp on the title page and the John Goodchild-designed Gill bequest bookplate on the front pastedown. Ferguson 9691 (not recording the map).