The North Pole. Robert E. Peary.
The North Pole

The North Pole

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1910. First UK edition. Hardcover. 4to. [2], iii-xii, 1-326 pp. Green cloth with a white rule on the front board, Peary's gold seal and gold lettering on the front board, a polar bear stamped in white on the spine and rear board, and gold lettering on the spine. Illustrated with a frontispiece, three photogravure plates with tissue guards, 64 plates, 48 of which have an image on both sides of the plate, two full-page illustrations, and a colored fold-out map bound in the rear. With an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt. Arctic Bibliography 13230. Peary's narrative of his last expedition which took place in 1908-1909. The author discusses the expedition's organization, personnel, travels around the arctic, the ship the Roosevelt's passage through the ice of the Smith Sound-Robeson Channel, wintering at Camp Jessup, north Ellesmere island, hunting big game, and sledging. A pleasing copy of the arctic explorer's travel narrative of the tundra. Very Good. Item #000010598

Minor fading to the spine and a bit of foxing to the textblock.

Price: $500.00

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