The History of the Rise and Progress of the New British Province of South Australia; including particulars descriptive of its soil, climate, natural productions, &c. and proofs of its superiority to all other British colonies. Embracing also a full account of the South Australian Company, with hints to various classes of emigrants, and numerous letters from settlers concerning wages, provisions, their satisfaction with the colony, &c

London, Smith, Elder, 1839 [second edition]/ 1839.

Octavo, viii, 224, [2], [9, advertisements] pages plus 4 lithographs, 2 folding maps and a folding table.

Original gilt- and blind-stamped dark green ribbed cloth lightly marked and a little bumped at the extremities; corners and spine ends neatly reinforced with black leather; endpapers replaced; title page slightly marked, with the leading edge lightly chipped; plates moderately foxed (affecting the adjacent leaves a little), with light scattered foxing elsewhere; overall a very presentable copy with the contemporary signature of J. Smith at the head of the title page (and the later bookplate of F.G. Coles).

Apart from dropping the original title ('on the ground [sic] of vagueness and liability to misconstruction') and outing himself as author, only the title page and two-page preface distinguish the first and second edition texts.

Item #79454

Price: $700.00

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