PEARY, Robert.

The North Pole.

Stock Code
97744
The North Pole.
With an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt.
New York, Frederick A. Stokes, 1910.
£2,000
The narrative of Peary's final polar expediton that culminated in him becoming the first man to reach the North Pole.

Born in Pennsylvania in 1856, Robert Edwin Peary was an American explorer who faced great criticism in his day for claiming to be the first person to have reached the geographic North Pole. It is now suspected that he may have been 30 to 60 miles short of the Pole, but is still credited with the achievement.

Peary was obsessed with the idea of being first to to North Pole. To prepare for his goal, between 1886 and 1897, Robert E. Peary led five expeditions to Greenland and Arctic Canada. After departing from New York City on July 16, 1905, aboard the Roosevelt, Peary sledged to within 175 miles of the Pole in 1906. Melted ice blocking the sea path thwarted the mission's completion. Peary's 1905-1906 expedition had been backed by
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8vo., signed, limited "General Hubbard" edition, one of 500 copies signed by Peary, xxxii, 373, [1, blank] pages. With numerous illustrations, a folding map, and signed limitation page inserted throughout. Publisher's deluxe binding of half blue levant morocco over blue cloth boards, an excellent copy.

Bibliography

Arctic Bib., 13230.   Stock ID: 97744

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