Portland: L. H. Nelson Company, 1909. Near Fine. First Edition. oblong [7.75x10in]; 32 pp. Unpaginated, 45 images and illustrations [22 relating to Cook and 23 relating to Peary] with long narrative captions, map on inside front cover detailing both routes to the North Pole; Cream stiff paper covers with black border around illustration of ice field, sailing ship, blue background and white lettering on front and oval images of Cook and Peary; Some age toning to paper covers, no tears, chips or missing pieces. Item #13365
This souvenir pamphlet appears to have been produced quickly from images and illustrations on file. The publishing company is located in Portland, Maine, which is where Peary has his home. The narrative states that Cook achieved the North Pole on April 21, 1908 and Peary on April 6, 1909. At this time, there was no controversy on who actually achieved the North Pole, just a celebration that two Americans "nailed" the Pole.