Elder (1858) Biography of Elisha Kent Kane (Sabin 22094) Hunt for the Franklin Expedition Maritime


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Elder, William. Biography of Elisha Kent Kane. (Philadelphia: Childs and Peterson, 1858) Sabin 22094

Octavo. 2 pg adv., frontispiece, 416 pages, 2 pg adv. plus 4 engravings. Hardcover. Brown cloth-covered boards stamped in blind with gilt title to spine. Brown endpapers.

Condition:  Very good, hinges solid, binding tight, cover clean and straight with sunning to spine.  Foxing at beginning of book mostly to frontispiece and first title page.  Top edge darkened. Overall a nice copy.

Kane is best known for the search for Sir John Franklin who was recently portrayed in the AMC series The Terror. A terrific nautical tale.

Elisha Kent Kane (February 3, 1820 – February 16, 1857) was an American explorer, and a medical officer in the United States Navy during the first half of the 19th century. He was a member of two Arctic expeditions to rescue the explorer Sir John Franklin. He was present at the discovery of Franklin’s first winter camp, but he did not find out what had happened to the fatal expedition.