London: Hamilton, Adams, & Co, 1838. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. xi,(1),380,xciv,(2)pp. Finely bound in full brown morocco, gilt spine title, decorative endpapers. Errata page present in rear after page xciv. A near fine copy.
The stated purpose of the expedition was to ascertain "the actual condition of the Negro population of those islands".
Sabin 93264; Beinecke, 837. A second edition appeared the same year with added maps. Fine. Item #17940