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, with a Description of the Little Tribe of Smith-Sound Eskimos, the Most Northerly Human Beings in the World, and an Account of the Discovery and Bringing Home of the 'Saviksue,' or Great Cape-York Meteorites

By: Peary, Robert E.

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First edition. Front hinge of each volume just beginning to weaken, boards lightly rubbed. 1898 Hard Cover. lxxx, 521; xiv, 625 pp. 8vo. Original navy blue cloth, gilt titles, top edge gilt, Arctic motif on front boards. Peary's firsthand account of his two separate Greenland expeditions, with maps, diagrams, and about 800 illustrations. Five appendices follow text. Arctic Bibliography 13231: Contents: v. 1, pt. 1 Reconnaissance of the Greenland inland ice, 1886 (Account of the man-drawn sledge trip east of Disko Bay to about 100 miles from edge of the icecap, coasting southeastern Nugssuak Peninsula and exploring glaciers). Pt. 2. North Greenland Expedition of 1891-92. (Account of the party's exploration from its base at McCormick Bay, determining the insularity of Greenland, delineating the northern extension of the icecap; its discovery of the ice-free land masses on the north coast; observations of relief of the icecap, mapping the previously unknown shores of Inglefield Gulf and of Whale and Murchison Sounds. Includes remarks on Polar Eskimos, record of a successful sledge journey across the icecap to Peary Land and return, and meteorological and tidal observations).

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, with a Description of the Little Tribe of Smith-Sound Eskimos, the Most Northerly Human Beings in the World, and an Account of the Discovery and Bringing Home of the 'Saviksue,' or Great Cape-York Meteorites

Author: Peary, Robert E.

Categories: Early Imprints, Polar Expeditions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1898

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2303667

Keywords: ADVENTURE ARCTIC POLAR EXPEDITION NORTH POLE ROBERT E. PEARY,