London: Methuen & Co., 1898. First UK edition. Hardcover. 2 vol. 8vo. , xv-lxxx, , 3-521, ; , vi-xiv, , 3-625,  pp. Navy cloth with gold lettering on the front board and spine, a silver decoration on each front board; top edges gilt. Volume one illustrated with a frontispiece and with numerous full-page illustrations; volume two with a frontispiece, numerous full-page photographs, and with two fold-out plates. With about eight hundred illustrations total. Arctic Bibliography 13231. Howgego P7-P9. Peary includes a description of the tribe of Smith-Sound Inuit people, what was then thought to be the Northern-most human beings in the world. With an account of the Saviksue or the Great Cape-York Meteorites. Volume one contains a detailed description of the inland ice of Greenland. Peary used sled-dogs to travel east of Disko Bay to 100 miles from the edge of the icecap, exploring glaciers along the way. Peary delineated the northern extension of the icecap, and observed ice-free land masses on the north coast. He mapped Inglefield Gulf and Whale and Murchison Sounds. The second appendix of volume one contains a census of the Smith-Sound peoples. The first expedition recorded here established Peary's reputation as a pre-eminent arctic researcher and explorer. Peary's wife Josephine accompanied him during some of his travels, and she would be honored in 1955 by the National Geographic Society for her contributions to Peary's research. After these voyages, Robery Peary brought back reams of data on the geology, topography, and oceanography of the North Pole. He made great contributions to our scientific understanding of the region. Very Good+. Item #000010687
A tiny split to the front joint of volume one; a bookplate on each front pastedown, a few leaves roughly opened.