Adelaide, printed by Vardon and Sons [for the State Children's Council], 1907.
Octavo, [i], 147 pages plus 6 plates.
Original green cloth with the title in gilt on the spine; cloth slightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities and lightly marked; new endpapers; trifling nick to the leading edge of the first ten leaves; an excellent copy.
'This book is a labour of love. It was written by Miss Spence as a recognition of the services to the children of the State rendered by her friend, Miss C.E. Clark. The two ladies have been friends for fifty years, and were associated in the beginning of the Boarding Out of State Children in South Australia.... Miss Spence wrote the book, and the Council and other friends have subscribed to print and publish it ... It is sent forth to assist any fellow-workers among children, to whom its pages may bring encouragement, stimulus, or information.' This may explain why the book - at least in our experience - is rare (and the only other copy we have handled was bound in green cloth without the green lettering, also apparently original). Not marked as such, but from the collection of Sir Edward Charles Stirling.