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Drake, An English Epic (SIGNED BY SNOW BABY Marie Ahnighito Peary)
Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York 1909 - Hardcover - no DJ as issued. What makes this a special item was the original owner: The book has the bookplate of Marie Peary Stafford on the front pastedown and on the ffep opposite is the signature of her pre-marriage name of Marie Ahnighito Peary. Below the name is a color caricature pasted in. From the University of New England Maine Women Writers Collection website: "Marie Ahnighito Peary was born in Northwest Greenland on September 12, 1893, to arctic explorer Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary and his wife, Josephine Diebitsch Peary, of Portland, Maine, and Washington, DC. Their daughter became known world-wide as the "Snow Baby," a name given to her by the Greenland natives who had never before seen a white baby. In 1909, when Marie was 16 years old, Admiral Peary became the first white man to lead a successful expedition to the North Pole. In 1917, Marie Peary married Edward Stafford, a Washington attorney and during the next three years they had two sons. In 1920, Peary Stafford's father died. In 1932, she set sail to the Arctic to erect a monument in honor of her father and to memorialize his accomplishments.". This book was purchased in 1978 at an auction in Timonium, Maryland, which was the collection of Snow Baby memorabilia collected ny Adm. Robert E. Peary. Included with the book is a photocopy of the Washington Post article dated October 10, 1978. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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