NEAREST THE POLE: A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S.S. ... NEAREST THE POLE: A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S.S. ... NEAREST THE POLE: A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S.S. ...

NEAREST THE POLE: A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S.S. Roosevelt, 1905-1906

Peary Robert E

Published by London Hutchinson and Co. 1907, 1907
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First English edition. With a fine colour frontispiece, over 90 illustrations from the author's photographs and 2 folding colour maps at the rear. Large 8vo, publisher's original polished blue-black buckram gilt lettered on the spine and with a gilt pictorial vignette of a sledge, dog-team and one of the explorers on the upper cover. xx, 411 pp. A fine copy, bright and handsome, the cloth uncommonly well preserved, the tips and edges all in good order, internally very nice and without signs of wear or use. A SPLENDID COPY OF THIS FIRST EDITION, BRIGHT AND FRESH. Peary made several attempts to reach the North Pole before his success in 1909. This expedition, while unsuccessful, brought man closer to the pole than ever before and taught Peary valuable lessons in how to reach it. "The result of the last expedition of the Peary Arctic Club has been to simplify to attainment of the Pole fifty per cent, to accentuate the fact that man and the Eskimo dog are the only two mechanisms capable of meeting all the varying contingencies of Arctic work and that the American route to the Pole and the methods and the equipment which have been brought to a high state of perfection during the last fifteen years, still remain the most practical means of obtaining the object" In 1909, Peary would prove his words correct. Bookseller Inventory # 25946

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Title: NEAREST THE POLE: A Narrative of the Polar ...

Publisher: London Hutchinson and Co. 1907

Publication Date: 1907

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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