London, Hippolyte Bailliere, 1853.
Octavo, [vi] (advertisements), xiv, [iv] ('Specimens of Papuan and North Australian dialects', first and last pages blank), 239,  (advertisement) pages with 2 small wood engravings plus 4 full-page chromolithographs, 2 folding maps and a plain three-panel folding lithograph of 'Heads of Papuans and North Australians'. The specimens of dialects appear in some copies as a folding chart.
Original brick-red blind-stamped watered cloth slightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities and lightly marked, with minimal wear to one corner and one small spot near the head of the front hinge; spine a little sunned; an excellent copy with the armorial bookplate of John Bagot.
Ferguson 9339 (not quite accurate regarding the illustrations, plates and maps): 'Chapter XII [52 pages and the folding plate] deals with Melville Island and North Australia. There are also many references to the Australian aborigines in other parts of the work, with ethnological comparisons'. The list of plates includes a lengthy explanation (one and a half pages) of the folding plate. See also Ferguson 9340.