From exploration and natural history points of view, this was a highly successful expedition - even though most of the expedition's members, including the leader, died before their return voyage was completed. Captain Tuckey had an unfortunate life, dying at the age of 40 in 1816 during his first command and having earlier been imprisoned by the French for nine years
Despite these disasters, the expedition's papers, map and drawings reached the Admiralty, whose Lords Commissioners gave permission two years later to John Murray to publish them
- complete and unmarked, with much less foxing than is usually found; the large chart of the Zaire untorn and only lightly foxed; and the cover faces and front edge only lightly rubbed
- at some time, new plain endpapers were added to strengthen the binding, which is now very good
- quarter-bound in green leatherette with gilt-on-red spine label and marbled paper-board sides, plain endpapers, lxxxii/498 pp of text and 7 appendixes + six-fold 340 x 540 mm chart as frontispiece + 1 coloured and 12 other inserted plates on heavy white art-paper
An exceptionally good copy.
- Binding Condition: Very Good
- Overall Condition: Very Good
- Size: 275 x 220 x 40; 1.9 kg
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