Adelaide, David Gall, 1867.
Duodecimo, vi, 82, 52 ('Chowla Advertiser') pages.
Original flourescent green papered boards with expanded title page details repeated within a border on the front cover, and with the contents listed on the rear; covers slightly marked and a little rubbed, bumped and worn at the extremities, with the hinges a little cracked; spine sunned, lightly mottled and a little glue-stained; thin light tidemark to the top edge of the front endpaper; a very good copy of a scarce book rarely found with the spine intact (and internally this copy is nothing short of fine).
'Storrie exhibits a keen sense of satire not only with regard to conventional tales whose perclivities are mercilessly ridiculed but also with regard to colonial society itself' (Depasquale: A Critical History of South Australian Literature, 1836-1930). Incidentally, this is the first novel published in Adelaide. See Ferguson 16305 for confirmation of the Storrie/ McTavish connection.