The Arctic Problem
And Narrative Of The Peary Relief Expedition Of The Academy Of Natural Sciences Of Philadelphia
By Heilprin, Angelo
Philadelphia, PA, Contemporary Publishing Co.,1893. Sm8vo (20.8cm)165 pp; with 22 black-and-white photographic plates and 1 full-page map. Publisherâ€™s dark blue cloth with sliver gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Exterior in Near Fine condition. Interior with tight un-cracked hinges, prior owner script name and date on ffe and private armorial library label inside front cover. A Near Fine copy inside and out of a scarce title.
Contains a chapter on the search for the North Pole; an historical summary of polar expeditions; the Spitsbergen route to the Pole; the Peary Relief Expedition to McCormick Bay (Pearyâ€™s winter quarters on northwest Greenland) in the Kits, June-Sept. 1891, of which Heilprin was leader; the loss of J. T. Verhoeff near McCormick Bay, Aug. 1891; the Greenland icecap and its glaciers; Captain Richard Pike, a retrospective on the captain of the Proteus, lost on the Second Greely Relief Expedition in Smith Sound, July 1883, with excerpts from the shipâ€™s log. â€”Arctic Bibliography 6880.