The North Pole

With an Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt

PEARY, Robert E.

PEARY, Robert E. The North Pole With an Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt

Hodder & Stoughton, 1910.

First edition. 4to. Grey green cloth, lettered in gilt, with gilt vignette of Peary on the upper cover and polar bears in white on the spine and rear board. Bordered in white on the spine and upper cover. Preserved in the very rare original publisher's box, with a pictorial onlay to its upper cover mirroring the design of the boards. One hundred and sixteen black and white photographic illustrations, including 4 photogravures. Colour folding map to the rear. A fine copy. The richness of the cloth is unaltered since publication, with the gilt veritably glistening. This is due in no small part to the protection afforded by the original publisher's box, itself in very good condition with just a couple surface scratches. Internally the contents, save the inevitable spotting to the endpapers, are impeccably clean and crisp, with a number of pages unopened. A truly exceptional copy.

The personal account of Peary's final attempt to reach the North Pole in 1908-09. He details the planning and preparation; the voyage of the 'Roosevelt' through the ice of Smith Sound-Robeson Channel to winter quarters at Camp Jesup, Cape Sheridan on Ellesmere Island; hunting, sledging and the final march towards the Pole.

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