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Memoirs of the life and travels of John Ledyard from his journals and correspondence.

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Memoirs of the life and travels of John Ledyard from his journals and correspondence.

by Sparks, Jared (Ledyard, John)

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First U.K. edition. Henry Colburn. London. 1828. 8vo. xii, 428pp. Lacking half-title. Early full marbled paper covered boards, tree calf, papier croisé pattern. Red label with gilt lettering and edge rules to spine. Minor shelf wear. A crisp copy of the rare London first edition.

John Ledyard (1751-1789) American explorer and adventurer. Ledyard accompanied Cook on the third and final voyage 1776-1780. Visiting the Sandwich Islands, Cape of Good Hope, the Prince Edward Islands off South Africa, the Kerguelen Islands, Tasmania, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Tonga, Tahiti, and then Hawaii. It continued to the northwest coast of North America, making Ledyard perhaps the first U.S. citizen to touch its western coast, along the Aleutian islands and Alaska into the Bering Sea, and back to Hawaii where Cook was killed. The return voyage touched upon Kamchatka, Macau, Batavia (now Jakarta), around the Cape of Good Hope again, and back to England. (Laughton. 1892.) His 1786-88 exploration of Russia was backed by Thomas Jefferson, Marquis de Lafayette and Joseph Banks. His expedition to Africa was cut short when he accidentally poisoned himself with vitriolic acid. He was buried by the Nile.

Sabin 88993. Howes 5826.

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Bookseller
Paul Haynes Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
biblio128
Title
Memoirs of the life and travels of John Ledyard from his journals and correspondence.
Author
Sparks, Jared (Ledyard, John)
Book condition
Used - See item description
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Henry Colburn
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1828
Keywords
Cook, Third Voyage, Papier Croisé
Bookseller catalogs
Travel and Exploration; History; The Middle East, India and Asia; Americas and Caribbean;
Size
8vo

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