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First edition. 246pp, illustrations (including the original plates from The Cruise of the Freak), endpaper maps. Cloth with dustwrapper (slight loss at head of spine, now in protective sleeve). The verso of the rear free endpaper and the facing blank page have an extensive pencilled commentary by a previous owner, otherwise a very good clean copy. ***Reprints the text of Brownrigg's "Cruise of the Freak", published in 1872 (Ferguson 7578) and his accounts of twelve other 'missions' to the Aboriginal communities in Bass Strait, published each year in the Launceston Examiner (some also in pamphlet form).