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Aurora australis. [Published at the winter quarters of the British Antarctic expedition, 1907, during the winter months of April, May, June, July 1908. Illustrated with lithographs and etchings;

Author: Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir; George Marston
Publisher: Printed at the sign of ʻThe Penguins'; by Joyce and Wild. Latitude 77° 32ʹ South, longitude 166° 12ʹ east. Antarctica [1908]
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir; George Marston
OCLC Number: 14213274
Notes: Title within ornamental border, with vignette in colors. At head of title: 1908-09.
The first book ever printed in the Polar regions; ed. by E.H. Shackleton. Loose sheets laced in wooden covers, made of packing-cases which contained the provisions. Only 90 copies printed.
Description: 6 preliminary leaves, [151] pages I illustrations, 10 plates 28 cm
Contents: The ascent of Mount Erebus; T.W.E. David.--Midwinter night; Nemo.--Trials of a messman; a messman.--A pony watch; Putty.--Southward bound; Lapsus Linguæ.--An interview with an emperor; A.F.M.--Erebus; Nemo.--An ancient manuscript; Shellback.--Life under difficulties; J. Murray.--Bathybia; D. Mawson.
Responsibility: by George Marston.

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First book printed in Antartica

by dudeman5685 (WorldCat user published 2012-09-02) Fair Permalink

A digital facsimile consisting of page images of this book are available online here

 

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