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Peary Northward over the Great Ice

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Author: Peary, Robert E.
Title: Northward over the "Great Ice": A Narrative of Life and Work along the Shores and upon the Interior Ice-Cap of Northern Greenland in the Years 1886 and 1891-1897
Place Published: New York
Publisher:Frederick A. Stokes Company
Date Published: 1898

2 volumes. (xi)-lxxx, 521; (iii)-xiv, 625 pp. Illustrations and plates from photographs; numerous maps. (8vo) original blue cloth decorated and lettered in white, top edges gilt. First Edition.

Includes a reconnaissance of the Greenland inland ice, 1886 ("...the man-drawn sledge trip east of Kisko Bay to about 100 miles from edge of the glaciers..."), and account of the North Greenland Expedition of 1891-92 ("...the party's exploration from its base at McCormick Bay, determining the insularity of Greenland, delineating the northern extension of the icecap...remarks on Polar Eskimos, record of a successful sledge journey across the icecap to Peary Land and return..."). Arctic Bib. 13231. Each volume with the bookplate of Louis Agassiz Shaw, co-inventor with Philip Drinker, of the Drinker respirator, the first widely used iron lung.


Spines sunned, light wear, hinges shaken; frontispiece detached in Volume 2; very good.

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