PEARY, Robert Edwin PEARY, Robert Edwin

THE NORTH POLE

London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1910 With an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt. First Edition. Post 4to (260 mm); xii, 326; four photogravures including the portrait frontispiece (with tissue-guatf), 112 black and white photographic plates, 1 large folding coloured map (a little foxed and with a few marginal repairs); original pale...
London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1910 With an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt. First Edition. Post 4to (260 mm); xii, 326; four photogravures including the portrait frontispiece (with tissue-guatf), 112 black and white photographic plates, 1 large folding coloured map (a little foxed and with a few marginal repairs); original pale...
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London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1910 With an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt. First Edition. Post 4to (260 mm); xii, 326; four photogravures including the portrait frontispiece (with tissue-guatf), 112 black and white photographic plates, 1 large folding coloured map (a little foxed and with a few marginal repairs); original pale blue buckram boards with a gold medallion on upper board and an image of a polar bear blocked in white on lower with a polar bear’s head blocked in white on the spine; lettered in gilt on upper board and spine; minor rubbing to extremities and to gilt of medallion, light browning to endpapers, as usual, light spotting to top-edges and margins, internally bright and clean, a very good copy: provenance: initial extra leaf with engraved armorial bookplate of Francis Frederick Fox bound in at the beginning.

First UK edition. 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 Peary's relatively straightforward account.
London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1910 With an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt. First Edition. Post 4to (260 mm); xii, 326; four photogravures including the portrait frontispiece (with tissue-guatf), 112 black and white photographic plates, 1 large folding coloured map (a little foxed and with a few marginal repairs); original pale blue buckram boards with a gold medallion on upper board and an image of a polar bear blocked in white on lower with a polar bear’s head blocked in white on the spine; lettered in gilt on upper board and spine; minor rubbing to extremities and to gilt of medallion, light browning to endpapers, as usual, light spotting to top-edges and margins, internally bright and clean, a very good copy: provenance: initial extra leaf with engraved armorial bookplate of Francis Frederick Fox bound in at the beginning.

First UK edition. 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 Peary's relatively straightforward account.

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You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

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