Signed first edition of The North Pole by Robert E. Peary.
Quarto, xxxii, 373pp. Publisher’s blue cloth, pictorial front cover, gilt title on spine. Top edge gilt. Complete with 8 color plates, hundreds of black and white photographs and large fold-out map at rear. Light rubbing to edges, loss of gilt at bottom of spine, bright illustrations and coloring on front cover. Inscribed by Robert E. Peary on the front free endpaper: “To Edward A. Carruthers, with best wishes of R.E. Peary. – Apr. 12th ’17.”
Book contains an introduction by President Theodore Roosevelt. This book recounts the voyage of Rear Admiral Robert Peary in his quest to be the first person to reach the North Pole. An attractive copy.