London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1843.
Duodecimo, 152 pages.
Early half calf and cloth a little rubbed at the extremities; endpapers discoloured at the edges by the leather and a little offset; all edges uncut, with upwards of a centimetre variation in the height and width of the leaves; some edges dusty, with one leading edge lightly chipped; trifling signs of use; a very good copy.
The author lived in South Australia from March 1839 to March 1842; chapters include 'Sketch of Adelaide and Surrounding Villages - Colonial Life and Manners', 'The Native Inhabitants', and 'Information for Emigrants', plus an appendix bringing the information up to date to the end of 1842. This copy contains the ownership signature of Robert Kyffin Thomas, 1902 on the front flyleaf. Sir Robert Kyffin Thomas (1851-1910), the grandson of Robert Thomas, who arrived on the 'Africaine' at Holdfast Bay in 1836 with a printing press, was himself an influential newspaperman in the state. Ferguson 3566.