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BIOGRAPHY OF ELISHA KENT KANE William Elder 1858 1st ed Hardcover Very Good
By Elder, William
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Boston, Childs and Peterson, 1858, 1st edition. 416 pp, engraved frontis illustration and portrait plus 4 engraved plates all with tissue protectors. Blind-stamped dark brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Book has foxing especially near end papers and some pages are loosened at front spine. All told, Very Good condition.

A complete biography beginning with a genealogy and including letters from Dr. Hayes, Amos Bonsall and Henry Goodfellow. "My aim was not to write a review of Dr. Kane's writings, but a memoir of the man, which might serve to make his readers personally acquainted with him."   Elisha Kent Kane (1820-1857) was an American naval officer, surgeon, and arctic explorer. He went as medical officer on the first U. S. Grinnell Expedition to the North Pole (1850) in search of explorer Sir John Franklin and commanded the second expedition (1853). 

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