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Lot 1095: Josephine Diebitsch Peary / Robert Edwin Peary MY ARCTIC JOURNAL 1893 Antique Arctic Exploration Eskimos Greenland Photographic Plates Figures Map
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: My Arctic Journal: A Year among Ice-Fields and Eskimos with an Account of the Great White Journey across Greenland
Author: Josephine Diebitsch Peary - Josephine Cecilia Diebitsch Peary (May 22, 1863 – December 19, 1955) was an American author and arctic explorer., Robert E. Peary - Robert Edwin Peary, Sr. was an American explorer who claimed to have led the first expedition, on April 6, 1909, to reach the geographic North Pole. Peary's claim was widely credited for most of the 20th century, rather than the competing claim by Frederick Cook who said he got there a year earlier. Both claims were widely debated in newspapers until 1913; modern historians generally think Cook did not reach the pole, and there are grave doubts that Peary did, though he may have been as close as 5 miles (8 km). The first undisputed explorers to walk on the North Pole ice arrived decades later
Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 240 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: From the preface:
This plain and simple narrative of a year spent by a refined woman in the realm of the dreaded Frost King has been written only after persistent and urgent pressure from friends, by one who shrank from publicity, and who reluctantly yielded to the idea that her experiences might be of interest to others besides her immediate friends.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blindstamped green cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is moderate rubbing/scuffing to the exterior, heaviest at the edges. The spine cover is torn near the top. A few pages are loose from the binding. The frontispiece depicts an Eskimo ship captain. The pages show mild age toning and occasional light marginal smudging. The work includes numerous photographic plates and figures, as well as a map.
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