Thomas Henry Huxley's diary of the voyage of HMS Rattlesnake, edited from the unpublished manuscript by Julian Huxley. The voyage was to explore the coast of Australia, with particular attention to botany, natural history and ethnology.
Includes an account of the rescue of Barbara Crawford Thompson, a shipwreck survivor who had been "adopted" by the local tribe, who were under the impression that she was the reincarnation of a recently deceased tribeswoman. Hardback book, with illustrations. Published by Chatto & Windus in 1935. 372 pages approx. Weight 840g.
Condition: An entertaining read, with charming illustrations. Previous owner's name at the front, dated 1942. Covers are in good condition, but there is a number written on the spine. This looks like chalk, but won't rub off.