Sydney: Charles Potter, Government Printer, 1890. Hardcover; pp.  [i-iii] iv-vii [viii] xi [2 unpaginated] 4-464; Bevelled maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine.
Scuffing to rear board; Corners bumped; Wear to head and tail of spine; Brown painted endpapers, small losses to front pastedown and front fly paper; Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown; Textblock toned; Odd pagination in concordance with other copies held by Harvard University and University of California. Textblock toned; Hinges cracked. Item #1646
A significant founding document of the Australian nation. Originally printed by Robert S. Brain, Government Printer Melbourne, reprinted by Charles Potter, Government Printer, Sydney. "The Proceedings of the Federation Conference, held in Melbourne in February, 1890, were carefully reported by the Official Shorthand Writers of the Victorian Parliamentary Staff, and this Volume contains a reprint of their admirable reports."