Nearest the Pole A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the SS Roosevelt, ... Nearest the Pole A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the SS Roosevelt, ... Nearest the Pole A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the SS Roosevelt, ...

Nearest the Pole A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the SS Roosevelt, 1905 Ð 1906

Peary, Robert E.

Published by London: Hutchinson & Co, 1907
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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With a tipped in letter signed by Peary to Henry L. Smith, Charles ScribnerÕs Sons, publisher & dated the year of publication, 1907. London: Hutchinson & Co. 1907. First UK Edition. Sm4to, , 410pp., Index, Color frontispiece with tissue guard, 95 sepia toned photos, Index, 2 large colour fold-out maps bound at rear. A Near Fine and well preserved copy. Ñ Arctic Bibliography # 13226. An account of Commander Robert Edwin Peary, USN regarding his second unsuccessful attempt to reach the North Pole in 1906. Peary did get closer to the Pole than any previous expedition had been able to achieve, and he learnt many lessons that were to prove invaluable on his next attempt in 1909 when he claims to have finally reached the North Pole. Peary made eight Arctic voyages via the Greenland coast and in 1891-1892 arrived on the east coast by crossing the ice. On this his 1906 exhibition, Peary, aboard the "Roosevelt", was forced to turn back 175 miles from his objective. He passed Ellesmere Land to Cape Sheridan and the Arctic Basin, returning home along the coast of Greenland. Peary also gives his own account of the dangerous voyage from New York into what were then unknown and mysterious seas. Bookseller Inventory # PTTX1006

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Title: Nearest the Pole A Narrative of the Polar ...

Publisher: London: Hutchinson & Co

Publication Date: 1907

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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