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Robert Peary
'The North Pole' by Robert Peary. Signed deluxe vellum first limited edition
Hodder & Stoughton, 1910. The North Pole by Robert Peary. Copy 15 of 500 from limited deluxe First Edition London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1910.First edition, 4to, edition deluxe, limited to 500 copies signed by Robert Peary andBob Bartlett, of which this is copy number 15. President Theodore Rooseveltgave his backing to the expedition, andin his introduction to the book wrote: "Commander Peary has made alldwellers in the civilized world his debtors . He has performed one of the greatfeats of our time; he has won high honour for himself and for his country; andwe welcome his story of the triumph which he won in the immense solitudes ofthe wintry north." Printed on heavy white paper, roughcut edges with slight soiling commensurate with the book's age. Page binding istight and pages clean, some very occasional foxing; xii, 326 pp., 4photogravures, 116 tipped-in photographic illustrations, 16 photographs. Original cream vellum boards, slightlyshaken, some soiling to both covers, original ties missing. Gilt pictorialroundel on front cover, gilt head ofpolar bear on rear cover. Inscription inside the front coverreads 'Mr & Mrs Stanley Robinson with all best wishes from their brotherJack. Xmas 1910.' The bookplate is of the crest and motto of the Stag Line,owned by the Robinson family; my great-aunt, Ella Fletcher, married herbrother's boyhood friend, Charles Robinson. This book was given me by her whenI was a member of the 1969 Joint Services Expedition to North Peary Land. Peary was obsessed with the idea ofbeing first to the North Pole and led several expeditions to Greenlan … [Click Below for Full Description]
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