My Arctic Journal

A Year among Ice-Fields and Eskimos. With an Account of the Great White Journey across Greenland by Robert E. Peary.

PEARY, Robert E. / DIEBTRICH-PEARY, Josephine

DIEBTRICH-PEARY, Josephine My Arctic Journal A Year among Ice-Fields and Eskimos. With an Account of the Great White Journey across Greenland by Robert E. Peary.

The Contemporary Publishing Company, 1893.

First edition. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt and red. Frontispiece and sixteen further photographic plates, four half tone plates and a sketch map. A near fine copy, extremely bright and fresh, a tiny short closed tear to the margin of the title page being virtually the only blemish. Most uncommon thus.

Mrs Josephine Diebitsch-Peary accompanied her husband on five Greenland expeditions, becoming the first woman to take part in Arctic exploration. Josephine Peary was an active participant in all her voyages to Greenland, showing her talent as a hunter of reindeer, ptarmigan, and other game for food and clothing. She also provided hearty meals to the entire party. In his preface Robert Peary remarks that his wife had to be cajoled into writing this account of her time "in the realm of the Frost King," believing as she did that her experiences would be of interest only to close friends. "Her Arctic journal is a remarkable document for its blending of forthright prose with oleaginous passages" (Books On Ice).

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