London: Edward Stanford, 1870.
First Edition. Hardcover. Good. xiv, 214 pp, with colored folding map (of the Province of Victoria) and two color plates, but no ads. Rebound in cloth-backed marbled boards with leather spine label. Embossed library stamp on title page; no other libraray markings. Leather corners rubbed, some staining to fore edges, but text generally clean (a few smudges here and there), binding sound. "Carter wrote the book on returning to Britain from Victoria in 1870, when he discovered that the 'old country' was in a poor state economically, and that although the question of emigration was receiving a large amount of public attention, there was a general lack of knowledge as to the real conditions in Australia. Carter's book attempts to inform people as to the great opportunities in Victoria, although he promises to show 'the dark as well as the bright surface.'" (Victoria Museum). The color plates show "Port Phillip Heads and Queenscliff" and "Pontoon Bridge at Echuca."