Abstract of the First and Second Reports of the Select Committee of the House of Commons on South Australia with An Abridgement of the Oral and Documentary Evidence. SOUTH AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY.
Abstract of the First and Second Reports of the Select Committee of the House of Commons on South Australia with An Abridgement of the Oral and Documentary Evidence.

Abstract of the First and Second Reports of the Select Committee…
Abstract of the First and Second Reports of the Select Committee of the House of Commons on South Australia with An Abridgement of the Oral and Documentary Evidence.

London: printed for the South Australian Society by J.C. Hailes, 1841.

Slim octavo, folding frontispiece map, a fine copy recent polished quarter calf, rubbed.

Early reports from Adelaide

Most uncommon: early reports on South Australia with an interesting map of the region. The House of Commons select committee was charged with reporting on the perilous financial state of South Australia. Their findings were critical of the management of the South Australian Company and its chairman George French Angas. The present publication summarises the longer parliamentary reports for the convenience of shareholders in the company.

Most uncommon: early reports on South Australia with an interesting map of the region. The House of Commons select committee was charged with reporting on the perilous financial state of South Australia. Their findings were critical of the management of the South Australian Company and its chairman George French Angas. The present publication summarises the longer parliamentary reports for the convenience of shareholders in the company.

The final leaf prints the statistics of the colony, while on the verso a number of advertisements relating to the South Australia Company and emigration are printed.

This copy is from the library of religious activist and company shareholder Sir Culling Eardley Smith, with his details to the front blank endpaper and the note "to be returned" (effectively confirming that this was not fully published).

Ferguson, 3220.

Price (AUD): $600.00

US$466.57   Other currencies

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