Peary, Robert Edwin (1856-1920) Typed Letter Signed, and The North Pole. New York: Stokes, 1910.
First trade edition, with an autographed sentiment in Peary's hand tipped onto the ffep on his Eagle Island, South Harpswell, Maine, note paper; with the map; badly water stained.
[Together with] a large frame containing the following documents: a typed letter signed 9 October 1910 to assistant editor of the Boston Evening Transcript, Frank L. Welt, thanking him for a positive review, and mentioning the autograph currently laid into the book described above; the typed portion of the letter faded and very light; with the accompanying typed envelope, a telegraph from Peary to Welt, and its envelope; and a typed letter signed by Ernest W. Roberts (1858-1924) member of the House of Representatives from Massachusetts, stating his tendency to believe that Peary had not successfully reached the Pole, despite his claims. (2)
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