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Northward Over the Great Ice with Peary  

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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

Author:
Peary, Robert E.

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Frederick A. Stokes

Date:
1914

Description:

2 volumes. Illustrations and plates from photographs; numerous maps. (Large 8vo) original blue cloth decorated and lettered in white, top edges gilt. Later Edition.

First published in 1898. 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.


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Condition:
Spines faded, light wear; very good.


 
Item number:
286712a
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