TUCKEY, J. K. Narrative of an Expedition to Explore the River Zaire, usually called the Congo, in South Africa, in 1816, under the direction of Captain J. K. Tuckey, R.N. To which is added, the Journal of Professor Smith, some general observations on the country and its inhabitants, and an Appendix: containing the natural history of that part of the Kingdom of Congo through which the Zaire flows. Published by permission of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. London: John Murray, 1818 Recent half calf with marbled boards, 4to. vii,lxxxii,498pp.1 hand-coloured plate, 12 monochrome plates, 1 folding map, text illustrations, appendix.
Tuckey was appointed to explore the river Congo and reached as far as the cataracts in July 1816, but unfortunately died in October. Professor Smith continued with the expedition and filled-in the rest of the narrative. Containing many first-hand and important observations on the peoples of the area and the country. In a recent half calf binding, raised bands to spine, with contrasting leather labels, a very good copy.