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[BKARTS] Antartic Artists' Book

Shackleton's Aurora could fetch £20,000

Paul Lewis
Monday March 13, 2006
The Guardian

A book published by Ernest Shackleton while he was in the Antarctic has been found in stables in Northumberland.
The explorer is understood to have produced about 100 copies at his Antarctic base in 1908, and just under 70 are accounted for.
His colleagues wrote items for the book, Aurora Borealis, illustrated by George Marston.
This copy - the covers of which are made from wooden panels from a crate that contained marmalade - was signed by Shackleton to Lady Grey.
The book is expected to fetch £20,000 when it is sold by the Newcastle auctioneers Anderson and Garland this month.


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