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An edition of Aurora Australis (1909)

Aurora Australis

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This edition was published in by At The Sign of 'The Penguins' in Cape Royds, Antartica.

Original edition, printed in a hut at Cape Royds, Antartica by the Nimrod Expedition team. Only around 100 copies were produced.

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Aurora Australis
October 15, 2005, The Long Riders' Guild Press
Hardcover in English
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Aurora Australis
1989, State Mutual Book Periodical
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Aurora Australis
January 1989, Slawson Communications
Hardcover
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Aurora Australis
1988, SeTo
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Aurora Australis
1988, Airlife Publishing Ltd
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Aurora australis: the British Antarctic expedition, 1907-1909
1986, Bluntisham, Paradigm
in English - 1st public ed.
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Aurora Australis
1908-1909, At The Sign of 'The Penguins'
Hardcover

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Aurora Australis

First published in 1909



Work Description

This book was written and printed during the Nimrod Expedition to Antarctica (1908-09) by Ernest Shackleton and his crew whilst "over-wintering" during the 24 hours of darkness at their hut on Cape Royds, Antarctica.

Around 100 copies were produced, using an Albion printing press they had brought with them, along with a case of type and reams of paper. The covers were made using the Venesta board (an early form of plywood) from the packing cases of the food supplies they had brought with them.

The book features contributions from Ernest Shackleton (writing under the pseudonym 'Nemo'), Douglas Mawson, James Murray along with illustrations from George Marston, the expedition artist.

The original copies were distributed to friends and funders of the expedition upon its return, and several are held in libraries and archives. There are also several facsimile editions.

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Aurora Australis

This edition was published in by At The Sign of 'The Penguins' in Cape Royds, Antartica.


Edition Description

Original edition, printed in a hut at Cape Royds, Antartica by the Nimrod Expedition team. Only around 100 copies were produced.

Table of Contents

The Ascent of Mount Erubus T. W. Edgeworth 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.
Erubus Nemo
An Ancient Manuscript Shellback
Life under Difficulties James Murray
Bathybia Douglas Mawson

Contributors

Editor
Ernest Shackleton
Illustrator
George Marston
Contributor
James Murray
Contributor
Douglas Mawson

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OL26061058M
Internet Archive
AuroraAustralis00EHSh

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