The North Pole: Robert E. Peary The North Pole: Robert E. Peary The North Pole: Robert E. Peary

The North Pole

Robert E. Peary

Published by Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York, 1910
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Bound in blue cloth boards with gold lettering on the spine, gilted top page edges. Overall wear to cover, especially the spine, corner and edgewear also, back hinge split. Tiny tear on the dedication page, owner signature on front endpaper, and small numbers on inside front cover upper left corner, O/W text pages are unmarked, nice and binding tight, some toning to a few pages, large color foldout map in the back of the book is still intact. 9 3/4" tall x 7" Robert Edwin Peary (May 6, 1856 - February 20, 1920) was an American explorer who claimed to have been the first person, on April 6, 1909, to reach the geographic North Pole -- a claim that subsequently attracted much criticism and controversy, and is today widely doubted. Narrative of Peary's last expedition, 1908-09, on the Roosevelt, describing the passage through the ice of Smith Sound-Robeson Channel, the wintering at Camp Jesup, Cape Sheridan, north of Ellesmere Island, and the march on the Pole,which was reached on April 6, 1909. Peary's record was disputed by Dr. Frederick Cook, who claimed to have preceded him in 1908, but Cook's claim was disallowed, and many arctic scientists agree that Peary was the first man to reach the Pole. It will probably never be proven whether or not Peary was there or not. It is likely he got close and believed he did reach it. Bookseller Inventory # 000034

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Title: The North Pole

Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York

Publication Date: 1910

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

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