Nearest the pole: a narrative of the polar expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S.S. Roosevelt, 1905-1906. Robert E. Peary.
Nearest the pole: a narrative of the polar expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S.S. Roosevelt, 1905-1906
Nearest the pole: a narrative of the polar expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S.S. Roosevelt, 1905-1906

Inscribed to James J. Hill

Nearest the pole: a narrative of the polar expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S.S. Roosevelt, 1905-1906

New York: Doubleday, Page, 1907. First edition, large 8vo, pp. xx, [2], 411, [1]; color frontispiece, 95 photographic plates by Peary, and 2 folding maps; ex-James J. Hill Library, with accession numbers on spine and a perforated stamp in bottom margin of the title page; all else very good in original decorative green cloth, t.e.g. This copy inscribed on the title page: "To James J. Hill with best regards of the author, R. E. Peary, U.S.N." Only the signature is in Peary's hand. AB 13226: "Passage to Cape Sheridan, Ellesmere Island, and the march on the ice of the Arctic Basin to 87 degrees N. and return via the northwest coast of Greenland; a sledge journey along the northern coast of Ellesmere Island, and the return of the ship through Robeson Channel-Smith Sound." Item #52460

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