Dark Companion; [Forward by Commander Donald B MacMillan and introductions by Peter Freuchen and Vilhjalmer Stefansson]
by Robinson, Bradley
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New York: National Travel Club, 1947. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. xviii, 266 pp., map and six images on end papers; Black cloth covers with blind ruled border, gilt lettering on spine, gilt publisher design on front, all edges trimmed, map on front end paper with routes of Peary's and Henson expeditions, images from expeditions on rear end paper; Yellow dust jacket with red lettering on front and spine, image of Henson and map of the Arctic Greenland area on front, image and narrative of author on back; Minimal shelf wear to covers, edges or corners, age toning of text throughout due to quality of paper used; Some shelf wear to dust jacket with minor soiling, faded lettering on spine, small chips at corners and along foredges, larger chips at top and bottom of spine and enclosed abrasion in lower spine area. [Arctic Bibliography 14683 (McBride edition), Howgego III P7,9,and 11]. Matthew Alexander Henson (1866-1955) gained Arctic experience on a merchant ship before he met Peary in 1887 and agreed to be his valet over the next 22 years. Henson also became a valued member of Peary's explorations in Greenland and on the several attempts to reach the North Pole. In 1909, after returning from reaching the North Pole, Henson accompanied Peary on his lecture tours. After Peary's book, The North Pole, was published in 1910, Henson published Negro Explorer at the North Pole in 1912. Henson lived in obscurity and unrecognized for his Arctic exploration contributions and achievements. over the years, he did receive acknowledgment and presented with awards and membership in the Explorers Club and Chicago Geographic Society and commendations by the U. S Government. This book is a biography of Matthew Henson.
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- Dark Companion; [Forward by Commander Donald B MacMillan and introductions by Peter Freuchen and Vilhjalmer Stefansson]
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- National Travel Club
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