The Life of John Ledyard, the American Traveller; Comprising Selections from His Journals and Correspondence. JARED SPARKS.

The Life of John Ledyard, the American Traveller; Comprising Selections from His Journals and Correspondence.

Publisher: Cambridge: Hilliard and Brown, 1828.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Sabin 88991; American Imprints 35372.
Condition: Title page repaired at the gutter, with no loss; very good copy.
Book ID: 18546

Description

8vo, modern quarter red morocco, red cloth boards, gilt rules and lettering.

Comments

¶ An essential source book for Cook’s voyage and other important explorations edited and compiled by Jared Sparks, but based on the first-hand account of John Ledyard (1751-1789), an American who traveled on Cook’s third expedition and later attempted to traverse Russia at the behest of Thomas Jefferson, who wanted to discover the route to the North American continent. In 1789 Ledyard disappeared while exploring the Nile River.

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