Bibliography of South Australia
Price: 250.00 AUD
Adelaide: Government Printer, 1886. Adelaide, Government Printer, 1886. Octavo, [ii, pictorial lithographic title page, signed 'Leo'], 118 pages. Original orange cloth with black lettering and a decorative border; flyleaves offset; a fine copy. Prepared for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London in 1886; with a presentation inscription from the author to J.G.O. Tepper (see below). 'It is to be regretted that some legislation was not passed in the early days of the colony, enforcing the lodgment in the South Australian Institute of a copy of every colonial publication' (from the author's preface). An eight-page bibliography of the Northern Territory (plus extra material in the appendix) is included. With the later pencilled ownership initials of Tom Austen Brown. [J.G.O. Tepper (1841-1923), born in Prussia, arrived in South Australia in 1847: school teacher, natural history collector and entomologist]. First Edition. Fine.