By Josephine Diebitsch-Peary; Robert E. Peary
New York   The Contemporary Publishing Company
10" by 6.5" [6], 1-240pp.
A signed and scarce copy of Josephine Peary's travel journals narrating her experiences as the first woman participating in an Arctic expedition.
By Josephine Diebitsch-Peary; Robert E. Peary

1893 My Arctic Journal: A Year Among Ice-Fields and Eskimos with an Account of The Great White Journey Across Greenland

New York   The Contemporary Publishing Company
10" by 6.5" [6], 1-240pp.
A signed and scarce copy of Josephine Peary's travel journals narrating her experiences as the first woman participating in an Arctic expedition.
Special Price £176.00 Regular Price £220.00
: 1.5kgs / : 766A61

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Description

An Important Work, First Edition, Illustrated, Pleasing Copy, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce, Signed

A fascinating first edition volume comprising Josephine Diebitsch-Peary's journal narrating a year spent in the Arctic as she accompanied her husband Robert Peary in an expedition to Greenland from 1891 to 1892.

With an account of The Great White Journey by Robert Peary included to the rear. 

Josephine was the first woman, besides the Inuit, to take part in an Arctic expedition. Peary recollects in detail the struggles in the freezing cold weather of the North, and reports the costumes of the Inuit natives. She also describes at length the hunting experiences and her impressions of the other members of the expedition, such as Dr. Frederick Cook and Matthew Henson. 

A unique and moving memoir. 

Richly illustrated throughout with twenty one full plates and various illustrations in text throughout. 

A scarce signed copy with bright pages, in need of a sympathetic rebinding.

Condition

In the original publisher's cloth binding, with gilt to the top edge. Externally rather worn with with shelfwear and a vertical cracking to the front joint. The front board is coming loose to the lover extremity. Slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine and the extremities, as well as slight edge wear throughout. and a minor damp marking to the front board. Inscribed and signed by the author to the recto front blank page "Inscribed by A D Green, Josephine Diebitsch-Peary," dated March 1932. Internally, firmly bound,. The pages are bright and clean, with only a slight tide mark to the lower extremity of the leaves. With twenty one full plates and various illustrations in text throughout.

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