The North Pole Its Discovery in 1909 Under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic Club
Peary, Robert E.

New York: Frederic A. Stokes Company, 1910. xxxii + 373 pages; tissue-guarded color frontispiece of 'The Five Flags at the Pole,' several other color plates and illustrated throughout with black and white illustrations, color folding map at back; with a short Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt; Foreword by Gilbert H. Grosvenor; with a history of the various attempts on the North Pole over the years; giving the account of this expeditions' trials and tribulations along the way and back; Robert Edwin Peary, (1856-1920) American Arctic explorer - who in his own lifetime was accused of various discrepancies in his research and veracity in reporting - "...Despite his many dubious claims...Peary had several outstanding achievements. His discovery of the northernmost land in the world is undisputed, and he ultimately became "Delineator of Greenland." He designed the 'Roosevelt', a forerunner of the modern icebreaker. No previous or subsequent explorer has approached his degree of success in mobilizing geographical institutions and wealthy investors to finance polar expeditions. And, for many years after his death, Peary's example of determination inspired American exploration in the Arctic." (Ted Heckathorn in the ANB); bound in the original dark blue cloth, gilt cover & spine titles, top edge gilt; cover with a color illustrated 'Arctic exploration' motif; some tips and edge-wear to cloth, rubbing; map with closed marginal tear; spine titles a little dull; binding and book in very attractive, very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24260)


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