'Jack Lockley told me that, as a message-boy at Maddock's, he personally delivered to subscribers about one hundred copies of the book before word came to the shop that [Ninian] Melville was about to launch legal proceedings... Jack was promptly sent out to retrace his steps and retreive the delivered copies. He told me he did manage to collect all but perhaps half a dozen; one copy - like most other such rarities - is now in the Mitchell Library.' (James Tyrrell. Old Books, Old Friends, Old Sydney. p.74).