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. One hundred and sixteen black and white photographic illustrations, including 4 photogravures. Colour folding map to the rear. A near fine copy, clean and bright, with just a little browning to the endpapers and fore-edge.

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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£400.00

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