The Life of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane and of Other Distinguished American Explorers


This antiquarian book of famous explorers contains biographies of John Charles Fremont; Elisha Kent Kane; John Ledyard (the only American to travel to the South Seas with Capt. Cook), Matthew C. Perry; Charles Wilkes and many more. It also details explorations in the Arctic & Antarctic, Japan, New Zealand, North Pole, Peru, Siberia, South America, Tahiti and the American West. Small paint stains on spine, but gilt lettering is unaffected. There is also some spine wear. Some foxing and soil to the pages, foxing is heaviest at extremities. Fraternity library bookplate on front innerboard and some penciling on the rear one. 406 pages. Size: 5.5"x7.5"



  • The Life of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane and of Other Distinguished American Explorers Containing Narratives of Their Researches and Adventures in Remote and Interesting Portions of the Globe
  • Samuel M. Smucker
  • J. W. Bradley, 1858