New York: 1908. unbound. 2.75 x 6.5 inches, New York, March 31, 1908. Lincoln National Bank check signed "R. E. Peary." Includes endorsement signature and bank stamp on the back. Heavily creased; good condition.
Arctic explorer, generally credited as the first person to reach the geographic North Pole and described by polar historian Fegus Fleming as "undoubtedly the most driven, possibly the most successful and probably the most unpleasant man in the annals of polar exploration."