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Aurora Australis : 1908-09

Author: Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir; George Marston; Mary P Goodwin
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : SeTo ; Guilford, Surrey, England : Genesis Publications, ©1988.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir; George Marston; Mary P Goodwin
ISBN: 0908697244 9780908697243
OCLC Number: 27581184
Notes: Facsimile of the first book published in Antarctica. Reproduction of the 'Julienne Soup' copy of Aurora Australis held in the rare books department of the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington, New Zealand, originally bequested by Sir Joseph James Kinsey, founder of the shipping and insurance brokerage company, Kinsey, Barnes & Co.
Edited by E.H. Shackleton.
Facsimile edition limited to 375 copies.
Some illustrations are mounted.
Accompanying booklet contains an introduction by Mary P. Goodwin, which describes the history of the publication of the original work, an article from the Daily Telegraph of June 12, 1909 that appeared when the expedition returned home, and a page containing the signatures of the explorers.
Available from The Secretary, Hedley Australia, 4 Farms Road, Alphington, Vic. 3078.
Bound in 1/4 red-brown calf with wooden boards, simulating packing case boards. In wooden case, with calf labels containing the title and the publisher's trademark.
Originally published at the winter quarters of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907, during the winter months of April, May, June, July, 1980 ... printed at the sign of 'The Penguins' by Joyce and Wild.
Description: [188] pages, [10] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 booklet (1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 25 cm)
Contents: The ascent of Mount Erebus / T.W. Edgeworth David. --
Midwinter night / Nemo. --
Trials of a messman / A messman. --
A pony watch / Putty --
Southward bound / Lapsus Linguae. --
An interview with an emperor / A.F.M. --
Erebus / Nemo. --
An ancient manuscript / Shellback. --
Life under difficulties / James Murray. --
Bathybia / Douglas Mawson.
Responsibility: [pref. by E.H. Shackleton ; illustrated with lithographs and etchings by George Marston].

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