The North Pole
With an Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt
By Robert E. Peary
London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1910. First UK Edition. Sm4to â€“ 25.8cm. [xii], 326pp., 116 plates and illustrations from photographs including 4 photogravure, large colour fold-out map, 3 Appendices, Index. Publisherâ€™s sea-foam green cloth, bright gilt spine titles with white stamped polar bear illustration in white ruled border, and white stamped borders and titles with bright gilt medallion portrait on front cover, white polar bear on back cover. A Near Fine copy with no prior ownership markings, no foxing, folds or tears â€“ a Near Fine Copy. â€” Arctic Bibliography 13230.
The first person narrative of Peary’s last expedition in 1908-09. Contents cover expedition organization, personnel, the voyage, the â€śRoosevelt’sâ€ť passage through the ice of Smith Sound-Robeson Channel; winter quarters at Camp Jesup, Cape Sheridan, north Ellesmere Island; hunting and game including musk oxen; sledging with illustration of the Peary sledge; preparations, organization of parties and his detailed account of the march to the North Pole.