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    Reference 2677 (856)
    Category Arctic;
    Author Peary, Robert E (Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt)
    Title THE NORTH POLE: With an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt. One hundred and sixteen illustrations from photographs.
    Publishing Information London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1910.
    Description 1st UK Edition; xii, 326 pages, illustrated, 116 illustrations from photographs including 4 photogravures, and 16 special plates. 1 folding map. Original green/grey covers, ruled in white with gilt and medallion to front and white vignette of polar bear to spine and rear cover. Shelfware, bumped, some very minor foxing, mainly to page edges, page 105 has been poorly detached from 107, closed repaired tear to large folding map at end of appendix, repaired with archive tape. A nice copy. Contents clean. Following earlier attempts, Robert Peary succeeded in reaching the North Pole on 6th April 1909. Immediately after his return, controversy broke out due to Frederick Cook's announcement, just 4 days before Peary's, of his own attainment of the Pole on 23rd September 1908. The North Pole contains no hint of the ensuing - and often acrimonious - debate concerning these competing claims. At the time, Peary came to be regarded as offering the surer claim. Cook's own published account, My Attainment of the Pole, did not appear until 1911 and inevitably appears more 'embattled' than does Peary's relatively straightforward account.
    Price £100.00
    Keywords qpolarq, polar, Arctic, expedition. S1-Arc
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