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Lot #232
Robert E. Peary

Peary goes to the dogs

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Peary goes to the dogs

American explorer (1856–1920) best known for his claim as the first man to reach the North Pole; whether or not his expedition actually reached the target destination remains a long-argued point of history. ALS signed “R. E. Peary U.S.N.,” one page, lightly-lined, 8 x 10, December 23, 1892. Letter to an artist named Operti. In part, “I beg to thank you for your kind words & for the pictures which I shall have mounted & framed. It will give me much pleasure to have you utilize my photographs of dogs or the dogs themselves in your studies…I think your idea in regard to Mt. Daly a very good one & I send you a copy of the photo.” In very good condition, with partial separations along intersecting folds, including one through a single letter of signature, paperclip impressions to top and bottom edges, small pencil notation, and a light overall shade of toning. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #333 - Ended May 14, 2008