1909 Discovery of North Pole American Cook & Peary Ships Voyages Illustrated
Frederick Cook was an early 20th-century American explorer most remembered for his claim of reaching the North Pole in 1908, one year before Robert Peary, another American explorer, reached the same destination. These two famous expeditions discovered various islands in the North.
This first edition includes narratives of both famous expeditions and is filled with illustrations throughout depicting the explorers, their sailing vessels, crew, dangerous adventures, and important photographs.
Item number: #1437
Discovery of the North Pole : Dr. Frederick A. Cook's own story of how he reached the North Pole April 21st, 1908, and the story of Commander Robert E. Peary's discovery April 6th, 1909. Graphic and thrilling stories of the greatest achievement by man since Columbus Discovered America; terrible suffering sand privations; the awful cold; face to face with death by starvation; American Pluck; courage and encurance reach the top of the world through terrific gales over a continent of ice.
•Collation complete with all pages: , 41-428
oFilled with full-page and in-text illustrations
•Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
•Size: ~10in X 7in (25cm x 18cm)
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