Memoirs of the Life and Travels of John Ledyard, from his correspondence. London, Henry Colburn, 1828.
8vo, contemporary gray straight-grain morocco, gilt edges. In cloth case.
First English edition. With an interesting and appropriate fore-edge painting of a ship sailing along a rocky coast, intended, no doubt, to represent one of Captain Cook's vessels off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands. Ledyard was a member of the expedition, having been appointed corporal of marines in the British Navy through Captain Cook's influence.
I. Ledyard, John.