Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: PL160A-883p
THE NORTH POLE: ITS DISCOVERY IN 1909 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE PEARY ARCTIC CLUB Peary 1910 2nd ed Hardcover Very Good
By Peary, Robert E.
Price: $45.00

List Price: $175.00
You Save $130.00 (74%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
New York, Frederick Stokes, 1910, 2nd edition. 373 pages, many illustrations - some in color, includes the often missing folding map. Bound in its original blue cloth covered boards, with gold letters on the spine and cover, and a red, white and blue flag on the cover vignette. Moderate edge wear on the cover, but otherwise a handsome copy of the most famous book in American Polar exploration. 

Robert Edwin Peary (1856 - 1920) was an American explorer who claimed to have been the first person, on April 6, 1909, to reach the geographic North Pole -- a claim that subsequently attracted much criticism and controversy, and is today widely doubted. This is the narrative of Peary's last expedition, 1908-09, on the ship Roosevelt, describing the passage through the ice of Smith Sound - Robeson Channel, the wintering at Camp Jesup, Cape Sheridan, north of Ellesmere Island, and the march on the Pole, which was reached on April 6, 1909.
 
Peary's record was disputed by Dr. Frederick Cook, who claimed to have preceded him in 1908, but Cook's claim was disallowed, and many arctic scientists agree that of the two, Peary was the first man to reach the Pole. It will probably never be proven whether or not Peary was there or not. It is likely he got close and believed he did reach it. 

The consensus follows the 1989 conclusion of British explorer Wally Herbert that Peary did not reach the pole, although he may have come within 60 mi (97 km). Oddly, there are now many different record holders for reaching the North Pole, because there are many different methods of reaching the Pole. In 1969 Wally Herbert became the first man fully recognized for walking to the North Pole, on the 60th anniversary of Robert Peary's disputed expedition. 

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
ACROSS THE ARCTIC OCEAN: ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE LAST GREAT POLAR JOURNEY Wally Herbert 2015 1st ed Large Hardcover New Multiple copies available
By: Herbert, Sir Wally, Lewis-Jones, Huw
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $39.95, You Save $30.00 (75%)
- Item # PL4639-8823p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NORTH TO THE POLE Will Steger with Paul Schurke 1987 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Carl Schurke
By: Steger, Will with Paul Schurke
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $25.00 (50%)
- Item # PL268A-874
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NORTH TO THE POLE Will Steger with Paul Schurke 1987 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Steger, Will with Paul Schurke
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $32.01 (91%)
- Item # PL268-9604
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE SOURDOUGH EXPEDITION: STORIES OF THE PIONEER ALASKANS WHO CLIMBED MOUNT MCKINLEY IN 1910 Terrence Cole 1985 1st ed Fine
By: Cole, Terrence, Tom Lloyd, Billy Taylor, Peter Anderson, Charley McGonagall
Price $95.00 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $155.00 (62%)
- Item # OP951-859
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE COLDEST CRUCIBLE: ARCTIC EXPLORATION AND AMERICAN CULTURE Michael F. Robinson 2006 Hardcover Fine INSCRIBED by Michael Robinson
By: Robinson, Michael F.
Price $35.00
- Item # PL4616-872
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PA EVENTYR [THE ADVENTURE] Erling Kagge 1994 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Kagge, Erling
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $45.01 (90%)
- Item # OPPL7291-8832p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANTARCTIC JOURNAL OF THE UNITED STATES OCTOBER 1977 Softcover Near Fine
By: National Science Foundation
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $50.00 (67%)
- Item # PL7573-883
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
STEFANSSON: PROPHET OF THE NORTH Earl Parker 1941 1st ed Hardcover Very Good
By: Hanson, Earl Parker
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $45.01 (90%)
- Item # PL3556-875
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KARAKORAM AND WESTERN HIMALAYA 1909 2 Volumes Filippo de Filippi 1912 1st UK edition Hardcovers
By: Filippi, Filippo de, Vittorio Sella, Duke of Abruzzi
Price $2900.00 ~ Regular $6500.00, You Save $3600.00 (55%)
- Item # OP133A-859p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
POLAR PRIORITIES SEPTEMBER 1997 VOL 17 Russell Gibbons Softcover Near Fine
By: Gibbons, Russell W, Dr. Frederick A. Cook Society
Price $20.00 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $5.00 (20%)
- Item # PL7841-944
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS ON THE KASKAWULSH AND HUBBARD GLACIERS, YUKON TERRITORY Pamphlet Near Fine INSCRIBED by Garry Clarke
By: Clarke, Garry K.C., Arctic Institute of America
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $10.01 (33%)
- Item # PL7623-859
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TO THE ARCTIC! THE STORY OF NORTHERN EXPLORATION FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT Jeannette Mirsky 1970 Softcover Near Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Mirsky, Jeannette
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $96.96 (97%)
- Item # PL6304B-9602
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ACROSS THE ARCTIC OCEAN: ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE LAST GREAT POLAR JOURNEY Wally Herbert 2015 1st ed Large Hardcover New Multiple copies available
By: Herbert, Sir Wally, Lewis-Jones, Huw
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $39.95, You Save $30.00 (75%)
- Item # PL4639-8823p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE QUEST OF SIMON RICHARDSON: A BIOGRAPHY [Tilman's Last Voyage] Dorothy Richardson 1986 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Richardson, Dorothy and Simon
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $40.01 (80%)
- Item # PL1527-896
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ETCHING OF ADMIRAL RICHARD BYRD Walter Tittle c. 1928 Near Fine
By: Tittle, Walter
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $30.00 (86%)
- Item # PL7946-958
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
VIEW FROM THE SUMMIT 1999 1st US ed New Leather Bound New Hardcover SIGNED by Ed Hillary with COA
By: Hillary, Edmund
Price $250.00
- Item # BK653B-858
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BEGINNINGS OF TOPO-HYDROGRAPHIC ACTIVITIES...IN EXPLORATION OF THE ARCTIC PRIOR TO 1870 Stapled Pages Fine INSCRIBED by Herman Friis
By: Friis, Herman R.
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.00 (75%)
- Item # PL8106-883
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
1865: THE GOLDEN AGE OF MOUNTAINEERING IN THE ALPS: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF ALPINE CLIMBING'S GREATEST ERA Gilles Modica 2016 1st ed English & French New Large hardcover Multiple copies available
By: Modica, Gilles
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $69.95, You Save $50.00 (71%)
- Item # BK40526-8618
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TALKING TO ANGELS: A LIFE SPENT IN HIGH LATITUDES Robert Perkins 1996 1st ed Hardcover DJ New Multiple Copies Available
By: Perkins, Robert
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $18.00, You Save $15.01 (83%)
- Item # PL161-9603
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CANADIAN ALPINE JOURNAL 1926/27 One left
By: Alpine Club of Canada
Price $250.00
- Item # CAJ1926/27 VOL XVI
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart