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Title: Aurora australis illustrated with lithographs and etchings by George Marston.
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Published: [Antarctica : s.n.,] 1908 (Antarctica : Printed at the sign of the Penguins by Joyce and Wild)
Physical Description: [150] p., [11] leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm.
Series: Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NKq5544. ANL
Notes: "Published at the winter quarters of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907, during the winter months of April, May, June, July, 1908..

Edited by E.H. Shackleton.

Loose sheets laced in wooden covers made of packing-cases which contained the provisions.

Only 90 copies printed.

The first book ever printed in Antarctica.

Title within ornamental border, with vignette in colors. At head of title: 1908-09.

Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.aus-vn85559.

SR copy exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, October 2011 - May 2012. AN.

Rex Nan Kivell Collection NKq5544 - "Butter 267".

SR copy disbound and digitised.
Contributor: Marston, George.
Shackleton, Ernest Henry, Sir, 1874-1922.
British Antarctic Expedition, (1907-1909)
Subjects: Antarctica -- Description and travel.
Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration.
Antarctica -- Literary collections.
Call Number: SRq 919.9 AUR
System Number: 2898432
To cite this item use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.aus-vn855596

 

 

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