The South Australian Institute: comprising the Public Library, Art Gallery and Museums. Addresses delivered at the Laying of the Foundation Stone by His Excellency Sir W.F. Drummond Jervois ... Governor of South Australia; by the Chairman of the Board of Governors, Rowland Rees ... and by the Minister controlling Education, Hon. Thos. King MP. November 7, 1879. With a Sketch of the Initiation and Progress of the SA Institute, a Description of the Proposed Building, and an Account of the Ceremony. Photography.
The South Australian Institute: comprising the Public Library, Art Gallery and Museums. Addresses delivered at the Laying of the Foundation Stone by His Excellency Sir W.F. Drummond Jervois ... Governor of South Australia; by the Chairman of the Board of Governors, Rowland Rees ... and by the Minister controlling Education, Hon. Thos. King MP. November 7, 1879. With a Sketch of the Initiation and Progress of the SA Institute, a Description of the Proposed Building, and an Account of the Ceremony

The South Australian Institute: comprising the Public Library, Art Gallery and Museums. Addresses delivered at the Laying of the Foundation Stone by His Excellency Sir W.F. Drummond Jervois ... Governor of South Australia; by the Chairman of the Board of Governors, Rowland Rees ... and by the Minister controlling Education, Hon. Thos. King MP. November 7, 1879. With a Sketch of the Initiation and Progress of the SA Institute, a Description of the Proposed Building, and an Account of the Ceremony

Adelaide, W.K. Thomas & Co., 1879.

Octavo, 29 pages plus a mounted albumen paper photograph frontispiece (82 × 158 mm, showing a grandiose structure, its subsequent failure to be erected foreshadowed in its description on the title page as 'the proposed building').

Light grey wrappers (with the full title page details repeated on the front cover) a little rubbed along the spine, with a closed split to the bottom 30 mm and slight chips at the ends; two tiny tears to the edges expertly sealed, with slight chips to the leading edge of the rear cover; an excellent copy.

Provenance: Dr John Chapman, with his small 'John M. Chapman Collection' bookplate on the recto of the frontispiece. Ferguson 15986 (not noting the frontispiece - we have previously handled a copy with a lithographed frontispiece - and not mentioning this photographically illustrated edition; see Holden 61). A cloth-bound edition was also published (and not noted by Ferguson).

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