7 December 2017
PEARY, Robert E. (1856-1920). The North Pole: its Discovery in 1909 under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic Club. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1910.
The General Hubbard edition, no. 6 of 500 signed copies, with Peary’s daughter’s bookplate. Peary’s account of his expedition to the North Pole was embroiled in controversy when Frederick Cook claimed to have reached it a year prior—although Cook was discredited in court, suspicion has since been cast on Peary’s own claims. Arctic Bib. 13230.
Quarto (240 x 160mm). Title in red and black, 8 color plates, folding map, numerous in-text illustrations (5 plates detached). Navy blue half morocco over blue cloth, top edge gilt. Provenance: Marie Peary Stafford (1893-1978; bookplate), Robert Peary’s daughter – Edward P. Stafford (1918-2013), Peary's grandson – PBA Galleries.
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