Peary, Robert E.

Published by Frederick A. Stokes, New York, 1910
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
Buy Used
Price: £ 500.61 Convert Currency
Shipping: £ 15.05 From New Zealand to U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

Offered By

Adventure Books
Oamaru, NZ, New Zealand

4-star rating

AbeBooks Seller Since 19 August 2013

About this Item

Peary, Robert E. THE NORTH POLE. It¿s Discovery In 1909 Under The Auspices Of The Peary Arctic Club. New York, 1910, Frederick A. Stokes Company, First American Edition. (xxxii), 373 pp, six-panel colour fold-out map at end of book, eight colour plates from photographic enlargements coloured by hand, 100 B&W photographs throughout, three appendices, and an index following the text. Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt, who was on Peary's ship to wish him luck the day before he embarked on his final journey. Robert Edwin Peary (1856 ¿ 1920) was an American Polar explorer who claimed to have been the first person, on April 6, 1909, to reach the geographic North Pole. This claim subsequently attracted much criticism and controversy, and is today widely doubted. Narrative of Peary's last expedition, 1908-09, on the ship 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. 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 agreed that Peary was first to reach the Pole. It will probably never be definitively proven whether or not Peary made it. More than likely he got close and believed he did reach it. Gilt lettered spine and front board, embossed front cover with Arctic motif. Some marks and minimal wear to corners, original navy blue cloth. Top edge gilt. First Edition with "September 1910" on copyright page. Handsome copy. Split at front endpaper, now repaired. Decorative Boards bright, a little worn at edges and a few minor bumps, VG. NZ$900. Bookseller Inventory # 000264

Quantity Available: 1

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details


Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes, New York

Publication Date: 1910

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Store Description

Adventure Books; Antarctic, Polar, Mountaineering, Adventure Non-fiction, Travel, Exploration, Nautical, Natural History, Rare, Collectible

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described
on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your
purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the
order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30
days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your
mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask
bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond
within 2 business days.

Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. All books over NZ$250 are tracked and require signature.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

PayPal Bank/Wire Transfer