Coastal scene

Book title: Memoirs of the life and travels of John Ledyard

Sparks, Jared.

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.

Fore-edge/fanned to the right