Children of the Arctic. [Greenland] [Robert E. Peary] [Inuit / Eskimo]
New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1903. First Edition, First Printing. Very Good Decorated Cloth Hardcover.
Publisher's green cloth decorated with white lettering and green, white, and yellow Arctic Ocean polar bear scene and oval pastedown black-and-white photo of Snow Baby, Marie Ahnighito Peary on the front cover. 8vo. 26.5 cm.; (10.5 inches tall) 84 black-and-white photographic illustrations with accompanying descriptive captions; 120 pages.
The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Previous owners name on front free endpage.
Very Good / No Dust Jacket. Item #16375
This autobiography of Robert E. Peary's daughter, born in Greenland during one of his Arctic expeditions, the narrative for children describes life with the Eskimo [Inuit] delightfully showing the culture and daily life.
Published five years after the story of her birth in The Snow Baby, wow a great big girl of nine years, the Snow Baby is able herself to tell the story of her further Arctic experiences and her acquaintance with the little fur-clad children of the ice.
She has seen the icebergs and the great ice-fields, the glaciers, the polar bears, the walrus, the deer, the musk-oxen and the birds; but this time she has seen them with eyes that could understand a little. What her life experiences seemed like to her will be told largely in her own way, with an occasional word of help or explanation from her mother.
The illustrations are from photographs taken by Commander and Mrs. Peary and are of the greatest variety but give especial attention to the children. [PW]
REF: Crocker:  357; Hayes:  251; PW: [1903 p1] 652